Dutch hostage killed in Philippines

Tawi-tawi police/AFP

A Dutch hostage has been killed in the Philippines.

The photographer was shot while trying to escape from militants during a clash with government troops.

Ewold Horn was held captive by the Abu Sayyaf group since 2012.

Half a dozen militants were also killed in the firefight, which broke out in the town of town of Patikul on Sulu.

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