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Two foreigners gunned down in Bangladesh, local businesses suffer

Oct 09, 2015    

Dhaka: The cafes and restaurants are empty. The chatter of guests in hotel lobbies has gone quiet. The high-walled embassy compounds are even more closely guarded.The recent killings of two foreigners in Bangladesh an Italian and a Japanese have spooked tourists and expatriates in the moderate, secular South Asian nation, raising alarms about whether Islamic radicals are gaining a foothold and whether foreigners are safe.The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for both killings, but Bangladesh's government denied the extremist Sunni group was involved. Instead, it accused the oppositi...

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