Phillipine militant leader killed

Philippine troops have killed a key commander who was blamed for the beheadings of two Canadians last year.

The Philippines’ military chief says Moammar Askali was killed in a battle with militants in a coastal village on central Bohol island.

The militants kidnapped Canadians John Ridsdel and Robert Hall in 2015 and separately beheaded the Calgary men last year after ransom deadlines lapsed.