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Bedouin kidnappers free US tourists

Two American tourists kidnapped by Bedouins in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula have been released.

The Bedouins snatched the two men as they were travelling by car from Dahab to Nuweiba, resort towns on the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba.

Security officials say the two were freed after hours of negotiations between the Bedouins and representatives of the local police and government.

Sinai has seen a series of kidnappings as Bedouins try to pressure authorities to release detained relatives or improve basic services, but the kidnap victims are usually released unharmed.

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