Sinai Peninsula
  • This image made from video broadcast on Egyptian State Television shows members of the Egyptian security forces after their release by kidnappers, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

    Six Egyptian policemen and a border guard kidnapped by suspected militants in the volatile Sinai Peninsula last week were freed by their captors Wednesday after successful mediation.

    LAST UPDATE : May 22, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT
  • An Egyptian Army vehicle with a tank heads to Rafah near the border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza strip, in Sheikh Zuweyid, northern Sinai, Egypt, Monday, May 20, 2013. Security officials said 17 military and more than 20 police armored vehicles were deployed in northern Sinai Monday as a response to the kidnapping by suspected militants of six policemen and a border guard there last Thursday. It was not clear if they deployed to rescue the hostages, to make a show of force to intimidate their captors

    Officials say police and military forces have clashed with armed tribesmen in a north Sinai village by the border with Israel, leaving one gunman dead.

    LAST UPDATE : May 21, 2013, 11:24 AM EDT
  • Comes one day after masked gunmen ambushed two taxis at gunpoint, fleeing with four border policemen, a riot policeman, and a military border guard.

    LAST UPDATE : May 17, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT