American Hostages Released In Egypt

Members of an American missionary group who had been taken hostage in Egypt three days ago have been released by their captor. “They are at security headquarters with us now, in good condition. The negotiations succeeded, but we did not give in to the kidnappers’ demands,” said Gen. Ahmed Bakr, head of security in northern Sinai. “Now if you will excuse me, I have to go buy 500 goats and a camel.”