Head of central security forces in Sinai kidnapped: Al-Jazeera

Egypt MapCairo - The chief of Egypt's central security forces in the Sinai was kidnapped on Tuesday along with 10 of his soldiers in the the Sinai peninsula, al-Jazeera network reported.

Kidnappers are suspected to be related to a group of Bedouins who on Monday protested against the shooting of two men when they refused to stop their car at a security checkpoint. One man was killed, the other wounded in the incident.

During the protest, Bedouins blocked a main road and burned tires.

Bedouins often accuse Egyptian police of discriminating against them, including arresting Bedouins without charge. (dpa)