UK Telegraph Philippine soldiers have found the remains of a German man who was beheaded by Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militants last week, a military official said late on Saturday,
Both the head and body of Jurgen Kantner were recovered while the troops were conducting combat, search and retrieval operations in Indanan town in the remote southern province of Sulu, colonel Cirilito Sobejana told reporters.
President Rodrigo Duterte has apologized to Germany for failing to save Kantner while insisting that ransoms should not be paid to Muslim terrorists.
Philippine troops recover body of beheaded German hostage
The Philippines and Germany have condemned Kantner’s killing by the militants who posted a video of the murder after a deadline for a $780,000 (£635,000) ransom passed.
he 70-year-old German, who had been held on the small southern island of Jolo, had appealed for help twice in short video messages, saying he would be killed if a ransom was not paid.
His wife Sabine Merz, 59, was fatally shot during the attack when she fought back.
President Rodrigo Duterte has apologised to Germany for failing to save Kantner while insisting that ransoms should not be paid.