Shyamananda Das, a Hindu temple worker, was hacked to death

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Shyamananda Das, a Hindu temple worker, was hacked to death in Bangladesh Friday, police reportedly said. The incident is the latest in a series of attacks on secular and minority targets by suspected militants in the Muslim-majority country.

Das, who worked at the Radhamadan Gopal Bigraha Math in Jhenaidah district, was killed by three men on a motorcycle as he was walking to the temple early morning, police said, according to local reports. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the killing of the 50-year-old man. However, police said that the pattern of killing was similar to that carried out in the past by local militants.

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