>> A German hostage held by militants in the Philipines may have been beheaded because of ill health. The comments coming from the Philippine's Foreign Minister on the sidelines of a UN Human Rights Council. An Islamic State linked group is throught to be behind the killing.>> The Abu Sayyaf had decided to eliminate and neutralize this hostage because he was too sickly and infirm that he was more of a liability to them and their mobility.
Whether or not that is true that will have to be verified.>> The Abu Sayyaf militant group reportedly behind the alleged killing of Jurgen Kantner. The Philippine military are now searching for his body, but authorities are yet to collaborate the authenticity of a video claiming to show his beheading.
The 70 year old German national had been held captive for three months, his reported death comes after a ransom deadline for $600,000 passed.