Protesters block Sinai road over kidnapping

Hundreds of citizens blocked the highway linking the cities of Arish and Rafah in Sinai Monday to demand the arrest of the suspects behind the kidnapping of a girl.

The protesters rallied in front of the North Sinai Governorate building in Arish, causing traffic congestion.

Witnesses said unknown kidnappers took the girl late Sunday and demanded a ransom.

Citizens in Sinai have increasingly protested what they see as a security failure in recent months stemming from numerous armed groups in the region.

Edited translation from MENA

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