February 3rd, 2012
08:31 AM ET

2 Americans kidnapped in Egypt, authorities say

Two American tourists have been kidnapped in the southern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, a security official said Friday.

They were abducted by unknown Bedouins, said Gen. Mohamed Naguib, head of security in the region.

The kidnappers "want certain detainees released and retried," said Gen. Marwan Mustapha, spokesman for the Egyptian Interior Ministry.

"Our authorities are dealing with the situation," he said.

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  1. leeintulsa

    american tourists? in egypt right now?

    sounds like a bad decision..

    February 3, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO ©

    I was there in 1992. I got the impression then that most of the locals didn't want us there (white people). I wouldn't go right now.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. leeintulsa

    heard they already let them go..

    so it was just a night with the bedouins. that might have been cool.. i wonder if they were tied up..

    February 3, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. carrie

    Yeah? Well it sure worked for Palestine did'nt it?! What makes Americans think they are "safe" there? I mean if you'll slaughter your own people. What chance does the errant westerner stand when they openly avow their outright disdain and hatred of us and what we stand for? HELLO?

    February 3, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      oh, i'm not going. lol

      just think they might have got a great story for 'what i did this winter'.

      they got lucky

      February 3, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Or ‚ÄúWhat I did over Arab Spring Vacation‚Ä̂Ķ.

      February 3, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Road warrior

    Id like to travel to iran right now just to see how welcoming those peacefull loving people are. And i think ill trip on ovet to syria, and after that a month in north korea!

    February 4, 2012 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Yakobi

      Then on to Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya, Lebanon, etc.

      March 1, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |