DHAKA: Islamic State claimed responsibility for shooting a Japanese man in Bangladesh on Saturday. Police said they had detained four suspects in connection with the shooting of Kunio Hoshi, 65, in Rangpur district.Hoshi’s killing was also carried out by three masked men who came by motorcycle and used a pistol, so the motives may be same,” Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told Reuters, before the claim of responsibility.
Attacks on foreigners are rare in Bangladesh. On Saturday, Islamic State warned of more attacks.One of the four detained people was a rickshaw puller and another was the owner of a residence near where the attack took place, police said.
Security will be increased at foreign diplomats’ and foreign nationals’ homes and workplaces, a high level meeting decided on Saturday, inspector general of police AKM Shahidul Hoque said.