Stu­dent Ac­tivist Hacked, Shot to Death in B’desh

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A lib­eral blog­ger who crit­i­cised Is­lamism on his Face­book page has been hacked to death by at­tack­ers wield­ing ma­chetes in Bangladesh. Naz­imud­din Sa­mad is one of the lat­est vic­tims in a spate of mur­ders by sus­pected Is­lamist mil­i­tants against sec­u­lar ac­tivists.

The 28-year-old post­grad­u­ate law stu­dent was at­tacked as he was re­turn­ing from a class at his univer­sity in Dhaka late on Wed­nes­day, po­lice said.

Ta­pan Chan­dra Shaha, a po­lice of­fi­cer, said three or four men at­tacked Sa­mad with ma­chetes and then shot him af­ter he fell to the ground. Peo­ple heard the at­tack­ers shout­ing “Al­lahu ak­bar” — God is great­est — as they fled, he said.

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