By Yehia Zakareya
SOUTH SINAI: Police, army forces and Bedouin tribal leaders secured the release, of a Czech tour guide two hours after her abduction by four masked men in South Sinai, a security official said.
Head of the Criminal Investigation Department General Gamal Abdel Bary said the men wanted to pressure security forces to release a man from North Sinai who was arrested while smuggling drugs.
The four armed men used a truck to cut off a bus carrying Czech tourists near Nuweiba. The bus was on its way to the resort city of Sharm El-Shiekh.
The kidnappers forced the tour guide, identified as Romana Lili Schov, 35, out of the bus and escaped to the nearby mountains.
This is the fourth tourist kidnapping in two months in Sinai. Two Brazilian tourists were kidnapped last week.
It wasn’t immediately clear if security resorted to negotiations to secure the release like previous times or used force.