Islamic State Group Says It Guns Down Italian in Bangladesh

September 29, 2015 9:32 AM

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DHAKA, Bangladesh — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for gunning down an Italian aid worker in the diplomatic quarter of Bangladesh's capital, according to an intelligence group that monitors jihadist threats.

The claim by the Sunni extremist group could not immediately be verified independently, but if confirmed would mark its first attack in Bangladesh, a secular country with a predominantly Muslim population. The South Asian nation has been struggling in recent months with the rapid rise of hard-line I...

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