German hostage beheaded by Philippine Islamists: SITE

Feb 28, 2017, 04:02 IST | Agencies

Islamic militants in the Philippines have beheaded the German hostage they were holding for ransom, the SITE Intelligence group said yesterday

Hostage Jurgen Gustav Kantner at an undisclosed location. Pic/AP
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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