February 3, 2012

Bedouin tribesmen abducted two American tourists and their Egyptian guide at gunpoint but released them several hours later after negotiations with tribal leaders in the Sinai peninsula, the region’s security chief has said.

The abduction along a busy highway came as a fresh blow to Egypt’s vital tourism industry, which has been heavily affected by the unrest following last year’s uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

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