Sinai Bedouins Kidnap 2 American Tourists in Egypt

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Security officials say two American tourists have been kidnapped while traveling in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

The officials say armed Bedouins snatched the two while they were traveling by car from Dahab to the resort of Nuweiba early on Thursday. Both resorts are on the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba.

The officials say the two Americans are men in their early 30s. No other details were immediately available.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

The abduction was the latest in a series of kidnappings in Sinai, which has seen a surge in lawlessness over the last year. Bedouins have been kidnapping tourists to pressure authorities to release detained relatives or to improve basic services in their areas.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 155894205 -
Gray Television, Inc.