IS confirms execution of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa

AFP , Sunday 25 Jan 2015

The Islamic State group's radio confirmed on Sunday that its militants have executed Japanese security contractor Haruna Yukawa, following the release of a video announcing the hostage's death.

"The Islamic State has carried out its threat... it has executed Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa after the expiry of the deadline given," the Sunni extremist group said on Al-Bayan radio.

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