Just in from Reuters:
DUBAI (Reuters) – An Islamist website which has posted unsubstantiated claims about hostages in the past says that a group led by al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has killed British construction engineer Ken Bigley.
The Foreign Office said it believed the website lacked credibility and it had nothing to confirm such a claim.
Alezah website, which earlier this week carried a widely dismissed statement claiming the deaths of two Italian aid workers, did not accompany its brief chat room posting with a statement or video tape from Zarqawi’s Tawhid and Jihad group.
“Tawhid and Jihad announced the killing of the Briton and kidnapping of seven British soldiers,” said a statement posted on Alezah’s chat room, adding that a video would be posted soon.