Philippine warriors have found the remaining parts of an elderly German national who was executed by Islamic State-connected Abu Sayyaf aggressors a week ago, a military authority said late on Saturday.
Both the head and assortment of Jurgen Kantner were recuperated while the troops were leading battle, pursuit and recovery operations in Indanan town in the remote southern area of Sulu, Colonel Cirilito Sobejana told correspondents.
Kantner’s remaining parts would be kept in a doctor’s facility funeral home in Sulu while records were being set up to transport the body, said Sobejana, leader of the Joint Task Force Sulu.
The Philippines and Germany have censured Kantner’s decapitation by the activists who posted a video of the executing after a due date for a $600,000 recover passed.
The 70-year-old German, who had been hung on the little southern island of Jolo, had advanced for help twice in short video messages, saying he would be slaughtered if payment was not paid.
President Rodrigo Duterte has apologized to Germany for neglecting to spare Kantner while demanding that payments ought not be paid.
The Philippine military has promised to convey Kantner’s executioners to equity and to proceed with operations to free different prisoners held by Abu Sayyaf, which had raised a huge number of dollars from robbery and payoff installments.
(Announcing by Enrico dela Cruz; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)