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Blogger hacked to death

Rahman who was attacked close to his home in Dhaka's Begunbari area has been described by police as a "fundamentalist blogger" linked to Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, which is banned in Bangladesh.

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Blogger, Washiqur Rahman has been stabbed to death in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital.

Rahman who was attacked close to his home in Dhaka's Begunbari area has been described by police as a "fundamentalist blogger" linked to Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, which is banned in Bangladesh.

BBC reports that 2 students at an Islamic seminary have been arrested in connection to the attack.

The stab incident comes a month after US-based writer, Avijit Roy, who had criticised religious intolerance, was killed in a machete attack while he was visiting Dhaka.

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The attack which also left Roy's wife injured provoked protests from students and social activists.

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