Hostage Jurgen Gustav Kantner at an undisclosed location. Pic/AP
Manila: Islamic militants in the Philippines have beheaded the German hostage they were holding for ransom, the SITE Intelligence group said yesterday. A video posted by the extremist Abu Sayyaf group, which was monitored by SITE, showed German hostage Jurgen Kantner being killed by a knife-wielding man.
The video appeared to confirm preliminary reports received by Philippine government officials that the mercenary group had slain Kantner.
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