Abu Sayyaf militants threaten to behead German man on Feb 26, demand RM2.6mil

Filepic of Abu Sayyaf gunmen

MANILA: Islamist militants operating along the Philippines' porous southern borders with Malaysia have released a new video threatening to kill an elderly German hostage on Feb 26 if they are not paid 30 million pesos (RM2.6mil) in ransom.

In the video released on Tuesday via the chat app Telegram, Juerguen Kantner, 70, can be seen speaking in German, apparently pleading for his life.

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