World Bulletin / News Desk
Another foreigner has been murdered in Bangladesh, the second such shooting in a week.
Local police confirmed that a Japanese national was shot dead at point-blank range by motorcycle-borne gunmen in the country’s northern Rangpur district on Saturday morning.
The deceased was identified as Hoshi Kunio, 65.
A week earlier, an Italian aid worker – Cesare Tavella, 51 – was gunned down in the Gulshan area of the capital, Dhaka.
Although ISIL claimed that murder, the government has denied that the group has a presence in Bangladesh.
The Italian’s murder has created tension among the expatriate community in Bangladesh.
Australian cricket officials postponed their national side’s planned Bangladesh trip on Thursday, citing security concerns.