Two British tourists kidnapped on their way to a beach resort in Egypt have reportedly been freed.
The pair are thought to have been in a car travelling from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh when they were seized near the South Sinai city of Raas Sidr.
The BBC said it understood that the pair are a man aged 51 and a 49-year-old woman.
The AFP news agency said they were a husband and wife, adding that the kidnappers told reporters they wanted the release of four people held over arms trafficking.
South Sinai security chief Mahmoud Al-Hefnawi told the BBC yesterday that the pair had been released.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office had said it was “looking into” the kidnap reports.
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