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Gunmen kidnap Coptic trader in Sinai, officials say

Feb. 5, 2013 1:53 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 5, 2013 7:19 P.M.)
EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma'an) -- Gunmen kidnapped a Coptic Christian trader in Sinai on Tuesday, Egyptian security officials said.

Ban Subhi Ghali, 45, was kidnapped in the city of Sheikh Zuweid by gunmen who demanded 250,000 Egyptian pounds ($37,000) as a ransom for his release.

Security officials in north Sinai are investigating the incident.
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