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Police say unidentified gunmen kill Japanese man in northern Bangladesh

  • Bangladeshi security officers examine the site where a Japanese Kunio Hoshi was killed at Mahiganj village in Rangpur district, 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Masked assailants riding a motorbike shot and killed the Japanese man in northern Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, the second foreigner in a week to be gunned down in the South Asian country. Hoshi had started a farm in Rangpur, about 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of Dhaka, to produce grass. (AP Photo/Ripon Islam)

    Bangladeshi security officers examine the site where a Japanese Kunio Hoshi was killed at Mahiganj village in Rangpur district, 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Masked assailants riding a motorbike shot and killed the Japanese man in northern Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, the second foreigner in a week to be gunned down in the South Asian country. Hoshi had started a farm in Rangpur, about 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of Dhaka, to produce grass. (AP Photo/Ripon Islam)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image made from video, evidence markers are used as investigators work at the site where Japanese national Kunio Hoshi was shot and killed in Mahiganj village in Rangpur district, Bangladesh, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Masked assailants riding a motorbike shot and killed a Japanese man in northern Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, the second foreigner in a week to be gunned down in the South Asian country. (APTN via AP)

    In this image made from video, evidence markers are used as investigators work at the site where Japanese national Kunio Hoshi was shot and killed in Mahiganj village in Rangpur district, Bangladesh, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Masked assailants riding a motorbike shot and killed a Japanese man in northern Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, the second foreigner in a week to be gunned down in the South Asian country. (APTN via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bangladeshi security officers stand by the site where a Japanese Kunio Hoshi was killed at Mahiganj village in Rangpur district, 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Masked assailants riding a motorbike shot and killed the Japanese man in northern Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, the second foreigner in a week to be gunned down in the South Asian country. Hoshi had started a farm in Rangpur, about 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of Dhaka, to produce grass. (AP Photo/Ripon Islam)

    Bangladeshi security officers stand by the site where a Japanese Kunio Hoshi was killed at Mahiganj village in Rangpur district, 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Masked assailants riding a motorbike shot and killed the Japanese man in northern Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, the second foreigner in a week to be gunned down in the South Asian country. Hoshi had started a farm in Rangpur, about 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of Dhaka, to produce grass. (AP Photo/Ripon Islam)  (The Associated Press)

Police say unidentified assailants have shot and killed a Japanese man in northern Bangladesh.

Police official Rezaul Karim says the incident took place Saturday morning at Mahiganj village in Rangpur district.

Details about the victim's identity or his workplace were not immediately known, though local television station Channel 24 said he worked at a farm in Rangpur.

The man's body was taken to a state-run hospital in the district.

Saturday's killing took place five days after an Italian aid worker was killed by bike-riding assailants in Dhaka, Bangladesh's capital. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for that attack.

Mahiganj village is about 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of Dhaka.