Bangladesh police wife shot dead in suspected militant attack

By REUTERS
June 5, 2016 08:46

DHAKA - The wife of a police official known for his role in curbing Islamic extremism was shot dead in southeastern Bangladesh on Sunday, in what police suspected was the latest in a series of attacks by Islamists in the majority-Muslim nation.

Three assailants riding a motorcycle shot Mahmuda Aktar, 33, when she was on her way home after putting her son onto a school bus in the port city of Chittagong, said Humayan Kabir, additional deputy police commissioner of Chittagong.

They shot her in the head three times, Kabir told Reuters by telephone.


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