German hostage in Philippines beheaded by militants

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A German hostage who was abducted by Abu Sayyaf militants in November last year has been beheaded, an aide of President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday evening.
Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza confirmed the beheading of Juergen Gustav Kantner in Sulu.
The video, reposted on Monday by the monitoring group site, showed an elderly captive slumped on a grassy lot and a man holding a knife to his neck.
Kidnap-for-ransom operations have long been a lucrative business in the region, but have escalated in recent years.

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