World Bulletin/News Desk
One of the seven kidnapped Egyptian troops in the Sinai Peninsula was released on Thursday in Rafah city on Gaza border.
Security sources said the freed troop was working for the Central Security Unit, and they were kidnapped by a group of gunmen to put pressure on the security forces to release their relatives who were under arrest.
Earlier in the day, a group of gunmen kidnapped 4 Egyptian troops and 3 policemen in the Sinai peninsula.
The seven were travelling from El-Arish town to Rafah in northern Sinai when their vehicles were stopped by armed militants in Al-Wadi al-Akhdar region.
Sources said the gunmen might be the relatives of suspects who had been found guilty in a 2011 attack that targeted a police station in El-Arish.
Last Mod: 16 Mayıs 2013, 15:27