DHAKA: An Italian charity worker has died after being shot by unknown attackers in Dhaka on Monday, police said, amid heightened fears over security in Bangladesh.
The 50-year-old man died in hospital after he was shot three times by attackers who fled on a motorcycle, Dhaka police spokesman Muntashirul Islam said.
“A 50-year-old man called Tavella Cesare was shot three times at Road Number 90 in the capital’s Gulshan area in the afternoon today,” he said.
“He died after being brought to a Dhaka hospital”. The motive for the attack was not clear.
It came a day after Cricket Australia said it was delaying its departure to Bangladesh for an October tour due to government fears that militants may be planning to target Australian interests.
Cricket Australia said it was seeking assurances from its Bangladesh counterpart before proceeding with the trip.
Published in Dawn September 29th, 2015