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Police suspect Al Qaeda ties to death of U.S. blogger in Bangladesh
Police suspect Al Qaeda ties to death of U.S. blogger in Bangladesh

A new Al Qaeda affiliate has claimed responsibility for the killing of a Bangladeshi American blogger, although police say they believe the attack was carried out by homegrown militants who may have links to the international terrorist group. In a video circulated online, the leader of Al Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent said its operatives hacked Avijit Roy to death with a butcher knife in February, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors militant groups online. The secularist blogger was with his wife when he was attacked in a Dhaka street. Dhaka Metropolitan Police detectives, however, said Monday that they believe a local radical group, the Ansarullah Bangla Team,...

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