ISIS-linked terrorist cell kills Japanese man in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh Japanese Killed by ISIS, five days after the killing of Italian aid worker in the country. Photo: Bangladesh police checks the location of the incident on Saturday

ARA News 

DUHOK – The Islamic State (ISIS) extremist group has claimed responsibility for killing a Japanese man in Bangladesh on Saturday.

The group announced in a statement posted on its official Twitter account its link to the murdering of a Japanese national in Bangladesh. 

Kunio Hoshi, 65, a Japanese citizen born in Bangladesh, was reportedly attacked by unidentified assailants in Kownia in Rangpur district north of the capital Dhaka.

Hoshi has died on the way to hospital, Bangladesh police said in a statement. 

Four suspects were arrested on the background of the incident, the police added. 

This comes five days after the ISIS extremist group claimed responsibility for fatally shooting an Italian aid worker in the diplomatic zone in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka. 

The group said in a statement that an allied security detachment in Dhaka has killed the Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella after tracking him. ISIS statement added that Tavella was shot with silenced weapons. 

Tavella, 50, was the project manager of Profitable Opportunities for Food Security (Proofs), a project of the Netherlands-based organisation ICCO Cooperation.

Reporting by: Eyaz Ceziri

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