Foreign tourists seized in Egypt
Egyptian security sources report group of 10 to 15 tourists abducted in south of country. Egyptian Foreign Ministry confirms five Italian tourists kidnapped. The tourist belong to Israel and Italy. There is likelyhood that abducted group of tourist had been taken to Sudan. The Egyptian and Italian foreign ministries confirmed that five Italian tourists were abducted.
Five Italian tourists have been kidnapped in Egypt, along with other foreigners, Italy's government says.
"Foreign Minister Franco Frattini... is following the kidnapping in Egypt of a group of foreigners including five Italians," the foreign ministry said.
Reuters news agency cited Egyptian security sources saying 10-15 people were taken in Aswan in southern Egypt - possibly including two Israelis.
However there was no confirmation of this report.
The Italian foreign ministry said it had set up a crisis unit to deal with the incident.
It also said it was in contact with the other foreign ministries involved - though it did not say which they were.
Kidnaps of foreigners in Egypt are very uncommon.