2 Chinese workers kidnapped by gunmen in Cairo
Updated: 2012-03-01 15:15
CAIRO - Two Chinese workers with a local stone material factory were kidnapped by several unknown gunmen on Thursday morning, sources with a local Chinese association told Xinhua.
Chen Jiannan, deputy head of the Chinese People Association in Egypt, said the kidnappers demanded a ransom of 500,000 Egytian pounds ($83,000) for their release.
The two Chinese were just leaving their residence in Maadi district in southern Cairo for work when being kidnapped.
A Chinese embassy official confirmed the kidnapping.