Report: German intelligence agents arrested in Cairo
Seven Germans, including members of the intelligence service BND, were briefly arrested amid the ongoing unrest in Egypt, media reported Saturday, reported dpa.
Confidential Foreign Ministry documents described arbitrary arrests of foreigners, some of whom were German students, ARD public television reported.
The Foreign Ministry document from Friday reportedly said that Egypt's newly appointed vice president, Omar Suleiman, held foreigners responsible for the violence in Egypt, provoking a hunt for foreign nationals.
A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman refused to comment on the classified documents, but said that to their knowledge, no Germans were currently in Egyptian custody in connection with current events.