Security saved Czech tour guide after kidnapping in Egypt
Friday, 23. March 2012, 18:37
Security authorities in South Sinai returned a Czech tour guide two hours after she was kidnapped by gunmen on the highway between Nuweiba and Dahab.
State-run news agency MENA reported that four masked
gunmen in a small truck wielding automatic weapons intercepted a tour bus with
12 Czech tourists on its way back from Taba to Sharm el-Sheikh.
The gunmen abducted the tour guide, who is 35 years old.
Al-Ahram’s online portal reported that a group of armed
forces, police and tribal chiefs participated in a search for the tour guide
and the kidnappers.
According to a police investigation, the tour guide was
married to an Egyptian who works with her in the same travel agency.
The kidnapping of the Czech tour guide was the fourth
foreigner kidnapping in two months in the Sinai, where two Brazilian tourists
were kidnapped on Monday and released on the same day.
In February, Bedouins demanding the release of jailed
tribesmen kidnapped three South Korean tourists in the same area. Two American
women and an Egyptian tour guide, and 25 Chinese workers were also kidnapped in
two separate incidents before that.
In all the recent cases, those kidnapped were released and
The sparsely populated Sinai holds many of Egypt’s most
lucrative tourist resorts. It is also home to a mostly poor and disaffected
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