Egypt: American tourist kidnapped near Sinai Peninsula

Posted on April 12, 2013 • Filed under: Egypt, Tourist Kidnapped, United-States

As reported by, “Gunmen abducted an American tourist Thursday in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, a security official said, DPA reported. ‘The kidnappers have relatives in prisons and want them to be released in exchange for the US tourist,’ said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Police was negotiating with tribal chiefs in Sinai to secure his release, the official added. The incident is the latest in the area, which has in recent months seen a series of kidnappings carried out by tribesmen demanding the release of detained relatives.” Read Article

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