Americans kidnapped in Egypt's Sinai released

July 16, 2012 19:34

CAIRO - Two American tourists abducted in Egypt's Sinai region were released on Monday after three days in captivity, Egyptian state television reported.

Egyptian authorities had sought help from local tribal leaders to mediate with a Bedouin tribesman who kidnapped the US pastor, an American woman and their Egyptian tour guide on Friday to protest the jailing of his uncle on drug charges.

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