Two American tourists and their tour guide were kidnapped Friday while on vacation in Egypt.

FOX News Radio's Emily Wither has the details:

Gunmen intercepted a tourist minivan snatching the two American women at gunpoint, speeding away into the mountains.

Their tour guide was also taken, but the others left behind.

They were traveling in the Sinai, near St.Catherine's Monastery.

A helicopter is now leading this search and rescue mission.

There is travel warning for Americans in Egypt in this area in particular.

In Jerusalem, Emily Wither, FOX News Radio