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Sinai abductors free 10 peacekeepers

2012-05-07 20:44

Cairo - The Bedouin abductors of 10 Fijians from the Multinational Force and Observers (FMO), charged with monitoring peace between Egypt and Israel, said on Monday they had freed their captives.

The peacekeepers in Egypt's Sinai peninsula were briefly detained by the tribesmen, one of whose number told AFP they had seized the men because they were seeking the release of Bedouin prisoners.

He told AFP, on condition of anonymity, the captives were released after the Bedouins were given assurances their demand would be met.