Brazilian tourists kidnapped near Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

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http://twitter.com/#!/Repent11/status/181402138331709440

Here’s the Twitter report from sources with knowledge on the situation:

Two Brazilian tourists kidnapped by Bedouin in Sinai, one source says they're teenage girls

— Samer Al-Atrush (@SameralAtrush) March 18, 2012

The Brazilian tourists kidnapped in Sinai were returning from St catherine in a bus. Two armed men abducted them, drove off to mountains

— Samer Al-Atrush (@SameralAtrush) March 18, 2012

One Brazilian kidnapped in Sinai is 40 year old woman, other 18 year old. Kidnapper father of man jailed on drug charges say police

— Samer Al-Atrush (@SameralAtrush) March 18, 2012

Here’s the report from CNN International:

Bedouin tribesmen have kidnapped two Brazilian tourists, their guide and a police officer in Egypt’s southern Sinai Peninsula, an Interior Ministry spokesman said Sunday.

The tourists, a woman and a teenage girl, were kidnapped near the Greek Orthodox monastery of St. Catherine’s, Interior Ministry spokesman Alaa Mahmoud told CNN. Their kidnappers are demanding the release of Bedouin prisoners jailed under longtime Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak, as well as the cancellation of sentences handed down in absentia.

Twitchy will continue to monitor the situation and update this post as needed.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/18/brazilian-tourists-kidnapped-near-egypts-sinai-peninsula/

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