UPDATE 1-Gay rights activist killed in Bangladesh in suspected Islamist attack

April 25, 2016 4:08 PM

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DHAKA, April 25 Suspected Islamist militants hacked to death a leading gay rights activist and a friend in an apartment in the Bangladeshi capital on Monday, police said.

The attack came two days after a university professor was killed in similar fashion on Saturday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State.

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