Professor Hacked to Death in Bangladesh

93509AA8-5E5E-4361-A191-578EE6F05257_w640_r1_s{VOA NEWS} – A university professor was murdered in northwestern Bangladesh Saturday, in an attack similar to other killings by suspected Islamist militants.

Rezaul Karim Siddique was hacked from behind as he waited for a bus near his home in the city of Rajshahi, apparently to go to the university campus.

The 58-year-old English professor at Rajshahi University was also an advisor to several cultural programs.

Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mohammad Shamsuddin told reporters that by examining the nature of the attack authorities suspect that it was carried out by extremist groups. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.