Two tourists kidnapped in Egypt's Sinai

Ahram Online , Friday 22 Mar 2013

Armed assailants kidnapped a Norwegian and an Arab Israeli tourist in South Sinai on Friday, reports Al-Ahram Arabic news site.

The masked gunmen, who come from North Sinai according to police, stopped the victims' car on the road between Nuweiba and Dahab on Sinai's Eastern coast, forcing the foreigners to switch to their pickup truck. The identity of the victims is still not known.

Security reveals the gunmen kidnapped the foreigners in an attempt to force police to release someone previously arrested for drug possession, reports Al-Ahram Arabic news site.

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