Body of beheaded German hostage found: Philippines

Body of beheaded German hostage found: PhilippinesThe body of an elderly German hostage who was beheaded by Islamic militants has been found, the Philippine government said on Sunday. The Abu Sayyaf, a kidnap-for-ransom network that has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, murdered Jurgen Kantner, 70, last week after its demands for 30 million pesos ($ 600,000) were not met. Military officials said marines found Kantner’s body on Saturday evening in the militants’ remote southern island stronghold of Sulu.

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