WATCH: Soldiers exhume remains of Abu beheading victim

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Posted at Mar 05 2017 07:59 AM

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Government troops have recovered the remains of Jurgen Kantner, the German national who was beheaded by Abu Sayyaf bandits several days ago.

Troops under the Joint Task Force Sulu discovered Kantner's body at Sitio Talibang, Barangay Buanza, Indanan, Sulu.

According to , task force commander Col. Cirilito Sobejana, it was not easy searching for Kantner's remains.

"Hindi naging madali ang paghahanap sa kanya dahil ito ay humantong sa sagupaan laban sa mga Abu Sayyaf kidnap group at ang sagupaan na yon ay negresulta sa pagkasugat ng 29 miyembro ng aking hanay. At sa hanay naman ng mga rebelde ay mas marami din," Sobejano said.

(It wasn't easy looking for him (Kantner) because we encountered the Abu Sayyaf kidnap group and that encounter led to the wounding of 29 from my ranks. And the rebels had more casualties.)

The body was moved to Kuta Heneral Teodulfo Bautista Hospital morgue for documentation prior to transport.