General view showing the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik
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Egypt 'kidnapping': Two British tourists freed

Two British tourists who were kidnapped in Egypt on their way to a beach resort have been freed, South Sinai security chief Mahmoud Al-Hefnawi told the BBC.

The pair are thought to have been in a car travelling from Cairo to the Sharm El Sheikh resort when they were seized near the South Sinai city of Raas Sidr.

The Foreign Office had said it was "looking into" the kidnap reports.

Ray Furlong reports.

  • 07 Mar 2013
  • From the section UK