Bangladesh plays down ISIL claim of killing Japanese man

October 4, 2015 5:43 AM

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DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's government on Sunday played down a statement by the Islamic State group that it was responsible for gunning down a Japanese man in the South Asian country, saying it would investigate the "fishy" claim.

Masked assailants riding a motorbike shot and killed Kunio Hoshi in northern Bangladesh on Saturday, becoming the second foreigner in a week to be fatally shot in the country.

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