Japanese man killed by unidentified gunmen in northern Bangladesh
- Bangladesh-born Kunio Hoshi, 65, was murdered in the district of Rangpur after being stopped on his rickshaw by three men on a motorcycle.
- Four men were detained for questioning for killing Hoshi as authorities investigated the regional Islamic State affiliate’s claim of responsibility for the attack.
- Following the similar death of an Italian national days earlier, international embassies began issuing alerts and international groups and schools in the country began restricting their activities.
“4 detained over Japanese national murder” (Dhaka Tribune)
“Japanese man shot dead in Bangladesh; Islamic State link probed” (The Japan Times/Reuters)
“Second foreigner killed in Bangladesh” (The Guardian)
“Hoshi murder: US urges quick probe; Japan, S Korea issue alert” (Dhaka Tribune)
(Image Credit: Ripon Islam/AP, via The Guardian)