Police said the publisher of a militant Islam critic — who was hacked to death earlier this year — was killed in the same way Saturday in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, Reuters reported.
Faysal Arefin published books by Avijit Roy who was hacked to death in February.
Hours before the attack on Arefin, police said two secular writers and another publisher were stabbed and shot in Dhaka, the outlet noted.
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Three unknown assailants entered the office of a publishing house and attacked them, police official Jamal Uddin said.
The attackers locked their victims inside the office before fleeing the scene, he added. They were rushed to a hospital and two of them were in a critical condition.
Secular writers have been attacked in the majority-Muslim country of late, Reuters noted, as the government has cracked down on Islamist groups looking to transform the country into a Shariah-based state.
(H/T: The Huffington Post)
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