Bangladesh professor hacked to death by Islamist militants


A university professor was hacked to death today in northwestern Bangladesh, police said, with Islamic State claiming responsibility for the latest in a series of attacks on liberal activists. Two assailants on a motorcycle attacked Rezaul Karim Siddiquee, 58, an English professor at Rajshahi University, slitting his throat and hacking him to death, Rajshahi city police chief Mohammad Shamsuddin told reporters, quoting witnesses. He was found lying in a pool of blood near his home, where he was apparently waiting for a bus to the university campus about 200 kilometres (125 miles) northwest of Dhaka when he was attacked. Islamic…

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