• Bangladesh PM rejects IS link to foreigners’ murder

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    DHAKA: Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday dismissed the Islamic State group’s claim to have killed two foreigners, saying police still had no evidence to confirm the jihadist group was behind the murders. Her remarks came a day after 66-year-old Japanese citizen Hoshi Kunio was shot dead in northern Bangladesh, the second foreigner to be murdered in the South Asian nation in less than a week. A 50-year-old Italian, Cesare Tavella, was shot dead last week near Dhaka’s diplomatic zone in another attack claimed by IS. “We have still not found any involvement (of IS). We have to investigate,” Hasina told reporters at a press briefing in her office. The prime minister added groups such as IS do not operate in the country, saying “our intelligence agencies are active… we will not allow any such activities in Bangladesh.”

    AFP

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