2 Americans Kidnapped in Egypt
- Duration 1:48
- Date Jul 16, 2012
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-- we -- just cut -- the phone with US embassy in Cairo they say they are working with -- Egyptian authorities to get the release of these individuals but no developments right now maybe.
In a couple of hours that on Friday and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula that's where the church group reportedly made a trip.
To religious site there and that's when the bus.
-- stopped by armed tribal better wins the Boston pastor Michelle that we used in the woman member of the group and deter guide yanked off the bus.
At gunpoint the demands from the hostage takers that.
They -- uncle and another individual allegedly arrested on drug charges in Alexandria should be released or these people would not be released in fact.
Reports had been bill that they were being well taken care of but the threat being made that if not -- in 24 hours these two individuals were released.
Then there could be harm done to the and.
Arrogance and specifically in that part of Egypt it's not common uncommon rather for kidnappings but sometimes they'd last a few hours and it's over it.
What's been the reaction back at home.
Yeah you you can imagine bill the folks in that Boston area church are very concerned if -- they said if they knew that it was so dangerous for their fellow churchgoers to be traveling in this area may -- they would have rethought it.
Perhaps they should have just in the past year there have been three American tour groups targeted by the better and better -- usually they're going for ransom money in this case they're actually looking for the release from jail of of the -- in fact that that whole area since the fall of Mubarak regime has been targeted are that the latest word -- -- getting from mark contacting Cairo speaking to Egyptian security authority that there are negotiations.
Ongoing and there could again be developments.
In the next couple hours they they have a plants will be watching Larry let's hope for the best -- -- -- certainly Greg pal cod developments when we get them thanks and a one.