posted by Christopher W. Holton

Islamic State-linked group wants $5.6 million paid by Aug. 15 for 7 Indonesians it kidnapped June 20.

The Abu Sayyaf militant group is holding seven Indonesians it kidnapped June 20 in the Southern Philippines jungles of Sulu, for which it has reportedly asked a ransom of 250 million pesos ($5.6 million) be paid by Aug. 15.

Earlier this year, the Abu Sayyaf beheaded two Canadian hostages after ransoms failed to be paid. It has also threatened to decapitate a Norwegian captured with them in September if a 300 million pesos ransom demand is not met.

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