Kidnapped Hungarian freed in Egypt’s Sinai

A camel stands along the Israeli side of the border with Egypt in the Sinai Peninsula on March 25, 2009.  By Menahem Kahana (AFP/File)

A camel stands along the Israeli side of the border with Egypt in the Sinai Peninsula on March 25, 2009. By Menahem Kahana (AFP/File)






CAIRO (AFP) – Armed Bedouin freed a Hungarian peacekeeper in Egypt’s Sinai after briefly detaining him on Thursday to press for the release of a jailed relative, police officials said.

The Bedouin tribesmen set the soldier free after tribal leaders intervened. Police said the kidnappers had not realised they were capturing a member of the Multinational Force of Observers stationed in the peninsula.


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