The Dorchester pastor who was taken hostage, along with an Everett woman, in Egypt on Friday has been released, according to an Egyptian official and a hostage-taker, The Associated Press reported this afternoon from El-Arish, Egypt. The head of Egyptian security in North Sinai and the kidnapper say two Americans and their Egyptian tour guide, abducted four days ago, have been released. Gen. Ahmed Bakr, head of security in North Sinai, says the three were now in the protection of Egyptian security officials in Sinai.
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