Egypt: U.S. Department of State reports that two American tourists kidnapped by gunpoint in Dahab

Posted on May 31, 2012 • Filed under: Africa, Tourist Kidnapped

The U.S. State Department is reporting that two American tourists visiting Egypt have been kidnapped at gunpoint.
The Americans were reportedly on the eastern coast of the Sinai Peninsula, in the city of Dahab, when kidnappers allegedly pulled them from their car. The kidnapping is tied to the arrest of a local man, Eid Suleiman Etaiwy, on drug charges. The kidnappers want Etaiwy released before they will surrender the Americans. Read article

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