2 American Tourists Kidnapped in Egypt

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Two American tourists have been kidnapped in Egypt by Bedouin tribesmen seeking the release of an imprisoned relative.

Officials say the Americans, a man and a woman, were taken Friday along with their Egyptian tour guide, in a mountainous region in the center of the Sinai Peninsula.

The names of the victims were not released.

Several other tourists have been held briefly by tribesmen in recent months and have been released unharmed.