Secular Bangladeshi blogger, popularly known by his pen name, Niloy Neel, has been hacked to death by a group of attackers yesterday in his apartment in Dhaka.
Niloy Neel was openly critical of violence and recently wrote about the killing of three secular bloggers in Bangladesh. Neel is the fourth blogger to be murdered in Bangladesh this year.
CNN reports that Ansar al-Islam Bangladesh, an al Qaeda group, has claimed responsibility for the killing and issued a statement reading; “By the permission of Allah, this operation took place today. We declare war against these worst enemies of Allah and his messenger.”