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September 24, 2021

Sinai kidnapping: Egyptian soldiers and police seized

Seven members of the Egyptian security forces have been seized by unidentified kidnappers in the Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian officials say. The three policemen and four soldiers were captured while traveling in minibuses in northern Sinai, east of the city of Arish. The kidnappers are said to be demanding the release from prison of jailed relatives. Reports say local Bedouin tribal leaders have been asked to mediate.Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has also summoned the defence and interior ministers to update him on the situation.

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