Atheist U.S. blogger killed in machete attack in Bangladesh

February 27, 2015 10:39 AM

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DHAKA (Reuters) - Machete-wielding assailants hacked to death a blogger in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers who support free thinking values in the Muslim-majority nation.

The attack comes amidst a crackdown on hardline Islamist groups, which have increased activities in recent years in the South Asian nation.

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