Gunmen kidnap Coptic trader in Sinai, officials say
Published Tuesday 05/02/2013 (updated) 05/02/2013 19:19
EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma'an) -- Gunmen kidnapped a Coptic Christian trader in Sinai on Tuesday, Egyptian security officials said.
Ban Subhi Ghali, 45, was kidnapped in the city of Sheikh Zuweid by gunmen who demanded 250,000 Egyptian pounds ($37,000) as a ransom for his release.
Security officials in north Sinai are investigating the incident.