Bangladeshi Professor Killed in Attack Claimed by Islamist Militants

April 25, 2016

A professor of English at Bangladesh's Rajshahi University was hacked to death on Saturday in an attack for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility, The New York Times reported. The killing of Rezaul Karim Siddiquee bears similarities to recent targeted killings of secular activists in Bangladesh by Islamist militants, but it is not clear why Siddiquee might have been targeted. According to police who interviewed his family, he had not published materials critical of Islam and had not received any threats.

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