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Philippines: 5 Abu Sayyaf militants behind German hostage’s beheading killed in Sulu

The Philippines military said on Thursday (2 March) that they killed at least five suspected Abu Sayyaf militants in Sulu who were believed to have been behind the beheading of German hostage Jurgen Kantner. Eleven soldiers were injured in the operation.

The Islamic State (Isis)-linked militant group that operates in the country is known for kidnappings for ransom and brutal beheadings when ransom is not paid within a deadline.

Source: IBT