A group of armed masked men in Sinai kidnapped at gunpoint a Christian engineer who works at a cement factory in the Peninsula on Monday, reported state-run Al-Ahram.
According to North Sinai Christian activist Abanoub Riyad, “the identity of the kidnappers is still unknown.” Riyad added that reasons for the abduction are still unclear. The Ministry of Interior’sofficials in Sinai were not available for comment.
The incident is the third of its kind to happen to Christians in Sinai over the past month. The first took place on 14 June, when surgeon Wadei Ramses was shot and wounded before being abducted in the city of Al-Arish.
The second incident, which took place on 16 June, targeted Christian businessman Gamal Shenouda, who was also kidnapped in Al-Arish. “Shenouda was found by security forces after his family paid a ransom of EGP 300,000 to the kidnappers,” said Fady Youssef ...