IS confirms execution of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa

The Islamic State group`s radio confirmed on Sunday that its militants have executed Japanese security contractor Haruna Yukawa, following the release of a video announcing the hostage`s death.

AFP| Last Updated: Jan 26, 2015, 01:02 AM IST

Beirut: The Islamic State group`s radio confirmed on Sunday that its militants have executed Japanese security contractor Haruna Yukawa, following the release of a video announcing the hostage`s death.

"The Islamic State has carried out its threat... it has executed Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa after the expiry of the deadline given," the Sunni extremist group said on Al-Bayan radio.