Unidentified attackers hacked a Christian convert to death in northern Bangladesh

Unidentified attackers hacked a Christian convert to death in northern Bangladesh Tuesday, amid growing attacks on religious minorities by suspected Islamist militants in the Muslim-majority country.

Police said at least two attackers stopped Hossain Ali while the 68-year-old was taking his regular morning walk in the town of Kurigram and then lunged at his neck with sharp weapons.

"He died on the spot. The attackers exploded a molotov cocktail to create panic and left the scene on a motorcycle," Kurigram district police chief Tobarak Ullah informed.


Dhaka: Bishop D'Rozario, "defender of female education died

Dhaka: Bishop D'Rozario, "defender of female education ", has died
Sumon Corraya

Msgr. Michael A. D'Rozario was the bishop of Khulna for 35 years, the third largest city of Bangladesh, where Catholics are 0.2%. A great educator and writer, he founded more than 11 schools, pushing women to attend courses. Yesterday, his funeral in Dhaka, attended by thousands of people. The final farewell in Khulna today where he will be buried.


B'desh Christian priest attacked in his house by armed Islamic Militants

Dhaka, Oct 6, 2015
The priest said that two weeks ago the men had called him up to listen to his sermons and told him that they wanted to visit him to learn about Christianity. Reuters File Photo for representation.
A pastor in Bangladesh has survived an attempt on his life by three suspected Islamists who attacked him in his house after pretending to want to learn about Christianity, days after two foreigners were killed by armed men in attacks claimed by ISIS terror group.
52-year-old Luke Sarker, the pastor of local Baptist Mission's Faith Bible Church of God, suffered injuries when three men yesterday attacked him with a knife and tried to slit his throat at his home in the northwestern district of Pabna, police said.


Convent attacked, nuns molested in Bangladesh ,12 Muslims arrested

Dhaka: Christians and rights groups in Bangladesh have demanded strict action against those who attacked a convent and tried to rape nuns, the first such incident in the Muslim majority South Asian nation.