US says Egypt confirms release of kidnapped US citizens

May 31, 2012 22:39

WASHINGTON - The US State Department said on Thursday that Egyptian officials had confirmed that two American citizens who had been kidnapped in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula had been released unharmed.

"Egyptian officials have confirmed to the US Embassy in Cairo that the two US citizens kidnapped on the Sinai Peninsula on May 30 have been released unharmed," State Department spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement.

"The US Embassy has been in touch with the victims' families and is providing appropriate consular assistance," Toner said.

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