Japanese man shot dead in Bangladesh

A Japanese national was shot dead in northern Bangladesh on Saturday.

Local police said the victim was identified as a 55-year-old man by the name of Osikonio.

Police said a group of extremists opened fire on the Japanese man as he was walking along a street in the northern district of Rangpur on Saturday. He died on the way to hospital.

The motive behind the killing is not yet clear.

The shooting comes just one week after an Italian man was shot dead in the capital Dhaka.

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