Islamic state militants execute Norwegian and Chinese captive


New Delhi: The Islamic state group on Wednesday confirmed the killing of one Norwegian and Chinese captive each, after the failure of ransom delivery by the families and States. China has confirmed to building a strategy to bring justice, as this is the first Chinese killing by the militant group.

The extremist group published two pictures of the dead in their monthly magazine Dabiq, published on Wednesday. It also had details of how, when and where the men were killed.

The Chinese government has confirmed the deceased to be a local, named Fan Jinghui. A brief announcement by Chinese Foreign Minister said he was cruelly murdered. He also mentioned that in September one of their citizens seemed to be under the custody of the Islamic State.

The Chinese government had initiated emergency measures to rescue Fan Jinghui, but he was still killed in a cold blooded manner, added the minister.

The Islamic State group, which has recently caused several bomb blasts across the globe is in control of areas in Iraq and Syria. The beheading of the men stood similar to their prior videos telecasting beheadings and atrocities. The demand for cash ransom by the group was also on the same line as for their previous hostages.

Such activities take place on a regular basis since they seized a third of Iraq in a precipitous advancement in 2014.

The public declaration of killings by the Islamic State militants came in the wake of airstrikes from several countries- Russia, U.S and France, and ground attacks by the Kurdish and additional armies.

China has denounced Islamic militancy numerous times and has also expressed concern about it developing a space in the country. However, China has not taken any steps to get itself involved in the issue.

China sees this Islamic state inclination in the country allegedly due to the anger of the Muslim Uighur community, as the Chinese control over their religious and cultural cohesiveness is creating a space for the militant group.