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Abu Sayyaf militants behead German hostage in Philippines

Manila, Feb 27: The Abu Sayyaf terrorist group beheaded German hostage Jurgen Kantner after a deadline to negotiate his release expired, Philippine police said on Monday. Philippines tiol Police chief Rold “Bato” dela Rosa said at a press conference that the execution took place in Zamboanga, Efe news quoted a report by ABS-CNB News. Abu Sayyaf, which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS)terrorist group, earlier also beheaded Cadian hostages John Ridsdel and Robert Hall between April and June 2016 after hostage negotiations failed. (IANS)