Militants release seven Egyptians kidnapped in Sinai

May 22, 2013 5:33 AM

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Militants release seven Egyptians kidnapped in Sinai

CAIRO (Reuters) - Seven members of the Egyptian security forces kidnapped by Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula last week were released on Wednesday, the army said.

Security sources said they were freed following talks mediated by local Bedouin tribal leaders. The men were handed over to the army in an area south of Rafah, near the border with Israel.

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