Another secular blogger killed by machete-wielding attackers in Bangladesh

Facebook profile photo of Nazimuddin Samad

Nazimuddin Samad was a student at Jagannath University

Assailants attacked and killed law student and blogger Nazimuddin Samad on his way home from class on Wednesday night, police in Dhaka, Bangladesh, said Thursday. The killers hacked Samad, 28, with machetes, then shot him. He was the sixth secular writer or publisher killed in such an attack since the beginning of 2015. A banned Islamist group, Ansarullah Bangla Team, claimed responsibility for some of the attacks. Police said the three or four assailants have not been identified.

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