Croatian hostage reportedly beheaded by Islamic State

CAIRO (NEWS10)  — An Egyptian affiliate of the Islamic State group is claiming to have beheaded a Croatian hostage.

A picture released today on social media supposedly shows the body of 30-year-old Tomislav Salopek. He was wearing a beige jumpsuit, like the one he had worn in a previous video. And a caption says in Arabic that he was killed “for his country’s participation in the war against the Islamic State.”

Salopek was abducted last month, west of Cairo.

Croatia’s foreign ministry says it can’t confirm Salopek’s death. But the country’s prime minister will be addressing the nation shortly.

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