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Police arrest 4 suspects in daytime killing of Italian citizen in Bangladeshi capital

  • Bangladesh police personnel, standing on extreme left and extreme right present before media four suspects they arrested in the killing of an Italian aid worker last month, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella was gunned down by motorcycle-riding assailants on Sept. 28 while jogging in the diplomatic quarter of Dhaka, Bangladesh's capital. Police said Monday that the alleged gunmen had confessed to being hired to attack "a white man" in order to destabilize the impoverished South Asian nation. (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

    Bangladesh police personnel, standing on extreme left and extreme right present before media four suspects they arrested in the killing of an Italian aid worker last month, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella was gunned down by motorcycle-riding assailants on Sept. 28 while jogging in the diplomatic quarter of Dhaka, Bangladesh's capital. Police said Monday that the alleged gunmen had confessed to being hired to attack "a white man" in order to destabilize the impoverished South Asian nation. (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bangladesh police personnel, standing behind, present before media four suspects they arrested in the killing of an Italian aid worker last month, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella was gunned down by motorcycle-riding assailants on Sept. 28 while jogging in the diplomatic quarter of Dhaka, Bangladesh's capital. Police said Monday that the alleged gunmen had confessed to being hired to attack "a white man" in order to destabilize the impoverished South Asian nation. (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

    Bangladesh police personnel, standing behind, present before media four suspects they arrested in the killing of an Italian aid worker last month, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella was gunned down by motorcycle-riding assailants on Sept. 28 while jogging in the diplomatic quarter of Dhaka, Bangladesh's capital. Police said Monday that the alleged gunmen had confessed to being hired to attack "a white man" in order to destabilize the impoverished South Asian nation. (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)  (The Associated Press)

Police say they have arrested four suspects in last month's killing of an Italian citizen in the Bangladeshi capital.

Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella was gunned down by motorcycle-riding assailants while jogging on the streets of the Dhaka's diplomatic quarter.

Responsibility for the attack was claimed by the Islamic State group, but the Bangladeshi government denied the extremist Sunni militant group had any presence in the impoverished South Asian nation.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia told reporters on Monday that authorities had arrested three men suspected of carrying out the killing, as well as the owner of a motorcycle suspected of being used in the attack.

Mia said the suspects said they were hired by "a big brother" to kill Tavella to "create chaos" in the country.