Islamic State claims to have gunned down Italian national in Bangladesh

Journalists take photographs as the body of Italian citizen Cesare Tavella who was gunned down by unidentified assailants is kept at a hospital morgue in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for gunning down the Italian citizen on the street in the diplomatic quarter of Bangladesh's capital, according to an intelligence group monitoring jihadist threats. (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

Dhaka : The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for gunning down an Italian on the street in the diplomatic quarter of Bangladesh’s capital, according to an intelligence group monitoring jihadist threats. The claim by the Sunni extremist group could not immediately be verified independently, but if confirmed would mark the group’s first attack in the secular South Asian nation.

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