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Armed men take Israeli captive in Sinai

(JTA) — Armed men in the Sinai took two tourists captive, including an Israeli.

Israeli and Arabic media outlets reported Friday that armed Bedouins in a car rammed another car on the road from Taba, the Egyptian city on the Egyptian-Israeli border, to Dahab, a Red Sea resort, and captured at least two tourists at gunpoint.

Some reports have identified one of the tourists as an Arab Israeli and the other as a Norwegian; others have said that both tourists are Israeli.

Security in the Sinai has deteriorated since the 2011 coup in Egypt that deposed President Hosni Mubarak.

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