DHAKA, Bangladesh â?? Unidentified assailants wounded an Italian missionary operating in northern Bangladesh early on Wednesday, in the third attack on foreigners there given that late September.
The Roman Catholic missionary, Piero Parolari, is a physician who has lived in the region for much more than 30 years, according to the police. He was going to a patient on Wednesday morning when the assailants pulled up behind him on a motorcycle and shot at him.
A bullet grazed the back of his head but did not penetrate his skull, said Abu Tabid Mohammad Zillur Rahman, a senior consultant for surgery at Dinajpur Health-related College. Police officers recovered a bullet casing from the scene, stated Mohammad Ruhul Amin, the superintendent of police in Dinajpur district, which is about 250 miles north of Dhaka, the capital. Mr. Amin said that Mr. Parolari was conscious and that his life was not in danger.
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Till not too long ago, foreigners have hardly ever worried that they could be targets in Bangladesh, a vast Sunni Muslim democracy that has enjoyed steady economic growth in recent years, driven by a vibrant garment-manufacturing sector.