Bangladesh Police Suspect Islamist Militants in Professor’s Killing

April 23, 2016 11:16 AM

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Bangladesh Police Suspect Islamist Militants in Professor’s Killing

DHAKA, Bangladesh — A professor of English was hacked to death and nearly beheaded near his home in northwestern Bangladesh on Saturday morning, in what the police suspect to be the latest in a series of targeted killings by Islamist militants.

Rezaul Karim Siddiquee, 61, was attacked by unknown assailants about 60 yards from his home and died at the scene, said Mohammad Shamsuddin, commissioner of the metropolitan police in the city of Rajshahi. Neighbors heard the victim screaming and alerted his family.

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