Kidnapped Vietnamese shipmaster executed by Abu Sayyaf

Pham Minh Tuan, a Vietnamese master kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf last year in the Philippines, has been killed by his abductors.

The master of Vietnamese vessel Royal 16 was found by police in Jolo, and apparently been executed by Abu Sayyaf.

Three other crewmembers of the vessel had been executed earlier, while one of the crew managed to escape. The vessel was hi-jacked in November 2016 near the island province of Basilan.