Monday, 6 February 2012

Update: Kidnapped tourists freed in Egypt, reports say


Update: Kidnapped tourists freed in Egypt, reports say

The two female U.S. tourists and their Egyptian guide who were kidnapped by armed men in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula Friday have been released, news agencies are reporting. 

The two women, ages 60 and 65, were part of a group that was returning from an excursion to St. Catherine's Monastery in Sinai when the abduction took place, a police chief told CBS and the Associated Press.

There were three other people aboard the tour bus who were left behind by the gunmen, who reportedly headed into nearby mountains in a pair of vehicles. The two women were among a party of five returning from the monastery to the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh.