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Kidnapped Saudi child in Egypt rescued

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A Saudi child was rescued by Egyptian police after he was kidnapped for ransom.

According to the Egyptian Ministry Interior the six-year-old boy’s mother, who is Egyptian, reported to police the disappearance of her son. His uncle told officers that he received calls from a man asking for 600,000 Egyptian pounds for his returns.

The child, who is a Saudi citizen, was targeted according to Ministry sources because his father is businessman.

Officials stated that the kidnapper was identified as a 30-year-old driver and resident of Hawamdiya district in Cairo.

Police instructed the family of the boy to agree to the ransom and the kidnapper was caught during the money exchange, the ministry said.

The suspect now has been referred to the piublic prosecutors office to await trial.