Update October 4, 2015

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Islamic State claims responsibility for killing Japanese man in Bangladesh

Mirajul Moin Joy

Bangladeshi security officers stand by the site where a Japanese Kunio Hoshi was killed at Mahiganj village in Rangpur district, 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Masked assailants riding a motorbike shot and killed the Japanese man in northern Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, the second foreigner in a week to be gunned down in the South Asian country. Hoshi had started a farm in Rangpur, about 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of Dhaka, to produce grass. RIPON ISLAM/AP PHOTO

Bangladeshi security officers stand by the site where a Japanese Kunio Hoshi was killed at Mahiganj village in Rangpur district, 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Masked assailants riding a motorbike shot and killed the Japanese man in northern Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, the second foreigner in a week to be gunned down in the South Asian country. Hoshi had started a farm in Rangpur, about 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of Dhaka, to produce grass. RIPON ISLAM/AP PHOTO

4 October 2015, Nirapad News: The ‘Islamic State’ has claimed responsibility for the killing of a Japanese man in Bangladesh on Saturday.

The group has claimed responsibility, according to the SITE intelligence group, which monitors jihadist postings online.

The report could not be independently confirmed, however.

Kunio Hoshi, a Japanese citizen, was shot to death by unidentified assailants in Kownia upazila of Rangpur district on Saturday.

Later, police detained four people in connection with the killing of the man, the second foreign national killed in the country within a week.

Earlier, IS claimed responsibility for killing Cesare Tavella, an Italian working in Bangladesh.

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