Egyptian army sends tanks to Sinai after kidnapping

By REUTERS
May 20, 2013 12:34

 
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CAIRO - The Egyptian army has sent tanks across the Suez canal to the Sinai peninsula, where Islamist gunmen kidnapped seven soldiers and policemen last week, state daily al-Ahram said on Monday.

Gunmen demanding the release of jailed Islamist militants seized the hostages on the road between the Sinai towns of el-Arish and Rafah on Thursday.

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