A 68-year-old Canadian man has been killed by Islamic radicals on a remote island in the Philippines. John Ridsdel had been held by the Abu Sayaf group since he was kidnapped in September. Three other tourists were also captured with him.
A Canadian citizen has been executed after spending months as a captive of Abu Sayyaf militia in the Philippines. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decried the "cold-blooded murder."
Around 200 militants have fled a primary school in the southern Philippines after a drawn out gun battle with troops. Some 31 hostages - including a dozen children - were released unharmed.
Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and notorious kidnapper. Alhabsy Misaya had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to kidnap tourists and sailors for ransom when he was shot.
Both the military and the president's office said they received information that the hostage was killed. The Islamic militant group Abu Sayyaf is believed to be holding more than 20 hostages in the southern Philippines.
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