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Foreign Secretary appalled by apparent murder of Japanese hostage

Philip Hammond condemns reported barbaric murder of Japanese hostage by ISIL.

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The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

“If confirmed, the brutal murder of Haruna Yukawa is a barbaric and despicable act. My thoughts are with the family as they come to terms with this terrible news.

“This only serves to underline the depravity of ISIL: their brutality cannot be allowed to succeed.”

Published 24 January 2015