‘I am so very happy and lucky to be alive’: Freed Norwegian

‘I am so very happy and lucky to be alive’: Freed Norwegian

A freed Norwegian hostage said he was "lucky to be alive" on Sunday, after being kidnapped by Islamic militants and held in the southern Philippine jungle for more than a year.

Freed Norwegian handed over to Philippines envoy

Freed Norwegian handed over to Philippines envoy

Abu Sayyaf, the militant group which kidnapped him, claims they received 30 million pesos (about $625,000) for Kjartan Sekkingstad's release.