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Foreign Secretary appalled at apparent murder of Croatian hostage

Philip Hammond strongly condemns apparent murder of Croatian hostage by ISIL in Egypt.

The Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, said:

“If these reports are true, I condemn in the strongest terms the apparent brutal killing of Croatian national Tomislav Salopek by ISIL in Egypt. My thoughts and condolences are with his family, colleagues and all the Croatian people. Britain will stand by Egypt and Croatia as we continue to oppose this inhuman brand of terrorism.”

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