Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsKidnapings

World Briefing / SUDAN

No plan yet to rescue hostages

September 24, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Sudan said it knows the location of 11 European tourists and their kidnappers, in Sudan about 15 miles from the Egyptian border, but has no immediate plans for a rescue.

A Sudanese Foreign Ministry spokesman said in Khartoum that negotiations were underway for the release of the tourists and their eight Egyptian guides, who were kidnapped while on a Sahara desert safari in a remote corner of Egypt. Germany is conducting the negotiations, Egyptian officials said.

The kidnappers are demanding up to $15 million for the five Italians, five Germans, one Romanian and their Egyptian companions, the Egyptian state news agency MENA reported.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|