Attackers Kill Liberal Blogger In Bangladesh

Knife-wielding attackers have killed a liberal blogger in Bangladesh, the latest in a series of murders by suspected Islamist militants of secular activists.

Attackers in Bangladesh wielding machetes killed a liberal blogger, police said on Thursday, the latest in series of murders of secular activists by suspected Islamist militants.

Postgraduate law student Nazimuddin Samad, 28, was attacked as he was returning from a class at his university in the capital, Dhaka, late on Wednesday, police said.

Last year, suspected militants killed five secular writers and a publisher, including a Bangladeshi-American activist. A banned Islamist militant group, Ansarullah Bangla Team, claimed responsibility for some of the attacks.

Police officer Tapan Chandra Shaha said three or four men attacked Samad with machetes and then shot him after he fell to the ground.

Imran H Sarker, convener of the BOAN online activist group said Samad was an outspoken critic of injustice and militancy.

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