Islamic militants in the Philippines have released a video showing the beheading of a German hostage after they demanded a £500,000 ransom for the man.
Authorities are trying to confirm whether or not Jurgen Gustav Kantner had been killed by the notorious Abu Sayyaf group.
The brief video was circulated on Monday by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi websites
It shows Mr Kantner, 70, sitting in a grassy clearing and saying ‘Now he kills me’ shortly before a masked militant beheads him with a curved knife.
The brief video shows Jurgan Gustav Kantner say: ‘Now he kills me’ shortly before a masked militant beheads him with a curved knife
A few gunmen mutter ‘Allahu Akbar,’ or ‘God is great,’ in the video that lasts a minute and 43 seconds
This undated image made from militant video and released by SITE Intel Group on…