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British hostage executed, ending harrowing three-week ordeal

Islamic militants executed British hostage Kenneth Bigley, it was announced, bringing a tragic end to a three-week ordeal, while US planes bombed a suspected hideout of an Islamic militant blamed for beheading several hostages. The announcement by Bigley’s family and Abu Dhabi satellite channel, which received a video of the killing, was the latest in a string of murders of foreign hostages in Iraq. “We can confirm that the family now has received absolute proof that Ken Bigley was executed by his captors,” his younger brother Phil Bigley said in statement in Liverpool carried live on British television networks. He also said that the family believed that the British government had done all it could “to secure the release of Ken” after he was abducted in Baghdad on September 16. Group Profile

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