Egypt arrests two Germans, deports one over IS ‘link’
Cairo: Egypt has arrested two German nationals on suspicion they tried to join an Islamic State group affiliate and deported one of them, Egyptian security sources said on Friday. German media reported earlier this month that two Germans had gone missing after arriving separately in Egypt in December. Germany’s foreign ministry on Friday confirmed the return of one German national and said another was still in Egyptian custody. The families of both men believe their arrests were cases of mistaken identity. The Egyptian authorities had previously denied the arrests in response to queries posed by AFP.