Philippine army finds physique of beheaded German warrant Jurgen Kantner

Jurgen Kantner and his mother Sabine Merz graphic in Somalia in 2009Image copyright
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Jurgen Kantner and his mother Sabine Merz (file picture) were both killed

The physique of a German warrant beheaded by Islamist militants in a Philippines this week has been recovered, troops officials say.

Jurgen Kantner was abducted from his yacht in November. The Abu Sayyaf organisation pronounced it was behind a incident.

The physique was retrieved on a island of Sulu and will be returned to Germany, officials said.

Mr Kantner’s companion, Sabine Merz, was found shot passed aboard their deserted yacht in November.

Last month, a video was posted display a beheading of Mr Kantner by a knife-wielding male shortly after a deadline for a 30m peso (£483,000; $600,000) release expired.

The German unfamiliar method pronounced in a matter that it was “deeply repelled by a evil and hideous act”.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte progressing apologised to Germany and Mr Kantner’s family for unwell to rescue him during scarcely 4 months of chains though insisted that ransoms should not be paid.

Abu Sayyaf is one of a smallest and many aroused jihadist groups in a southern Philippines, famous for a brutality, including beheadings.

It has affianced devotion to supposed Islamic State.

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Abu Sayyaf

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Abu Sayyaf has affianced devotion to supposed Islamic State

In new months it has been behind a array of attacks during sea between a Philippines and Malaysia, with yank boats and fishing vessels intercepted and their crews kidnapped and hold for ransom.

According to Abu Sayyaf, a integrate were cruising off Malaysia’s Sabah state when a militants intercepted them, a Filipino troops say.

Mr Kantner, 70, and his messenger had been hold for 52 days in 2008 by Somali pirates and expelled after a release was paid.

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