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BEIJING, November 19. /TASS/. The Chinese Foreign Ministry has confirmed on Thursday that Chinese national Fan Jinghui had been kidnapped and murdered by militants of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group banned in Russia.
"We express our condolences to his family," the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement posted on its website. "The Chinese government strongly condemns this inhuman action and will definitely hold the perpetrators accountable."
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei noted that Beijing "had made all-out effort" to rescue the hostage.
Islamic State earlier said that it had killed a Norwegian and a Chinese citizen whom it held hostage. Prior to that, terrorists claimed that they were allegedly ready to liberate the captives for a ransom.
In September, the Norwegian government announced that it would not pay hostage ransom for the release of its citizen Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad who was kidnapped in January in Syria.