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Abu Sayyaf Kills Another Canadian Hostage As Deadline Lapses

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Abu Sayyaf terrorists killed one of its hostages in Sulu on Monday afternoon, after the 3pm deadline for the payment of a 600mil Peso (RM53.2mil) ransom lapsed.

Abu Raami, the designated spokesperson of the Abu Sayyaf, told The Philippine Inquirer by phone that they had killed Canadian Robert Hall.

Raami said Hall’s body would be found somewhere in Jolo town on Monday.

The Abu Sayyaf was demanding the ransom for the release of Hall, Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad and Filipina Marites Flor.

Meanwhile, the Philippines Armed Forces is still verifying the report of Hall’s beheading.

“I cannot confirm or deny it. We don’t have reports yet coming from our units on the ground. Will update you as soon as we get data or reports from line units,” Western Mindanao Command spokesperson Major Filemon Tan said. – The Philippine Inquirer/Asia News Network

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