U.S tourists kidnapped in Sinai by Bedouin tribesmen

Two US tourists and their Egyptian guide were ambushed in the Sinai and taken to an undisclosed location in a remote mountain hideout. In the past, other kidnappings have occurred in the area as a manifestation of discontent and grievances with Egypt's government in Cairo.

Travellers in this area should exercise extreme caution. Travellers should reconsider their plans for travel in the Sinai.

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