A publisher of secular books was hacked to death and three other people wounded in fresh attacks in Bangladesh's capital that were claimed by Muslim radicals, and a human rights group called on the government to urgently protect freedom of expression.
The latest violence on Saturday followed the killings of four atheist bloggers this year, while the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for three other attacks.
Two of the new victims had published works of Bangladeshi-American blogger and writer Avijit Roy, who was hacked to death on the Dhaka University campus while walking with his wife in February.
The local Islamist group Ansarullah Bangla Team had claimed responsibility for the blogger killings and recently threatened to kill more bloggers. [THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Read more