Philippines-based militant group Abu Sayyaf 'beheads German hostage'

A video reposted by the militancy-monitoring group SITE showed a machete-wielding militant kill the hostage


Reuters February 27, 2017
This file photo shows members of a breakaway Muslim separatist group stand guard during a clandestine press conference in the town of Datu Unsay, sothern Maguindanao province in the Philippines, on August 28, 2011. PHOTO: AFP

CAIRO: The Philippines-based militant group Abu Sayyaf posted a video on Monday showing the beheading of a man identified as a German hostage captured last November.

The video reposted by the militancy-monitoring group SITE showed a machete-wielding militant kill the elderly German hostage. SITE identified the man as Jurgen Kantner.

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Abu Sayyaf is believed to be holding a number of hostages and has freed several in return for ransom payments. Kantner's deadline for ransom had expired on Sunday, according to SITE.

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