15:13 GMT03 August 2020
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    A Buddhist monk was hacked to death in southeastern Bangladesh, in a series of similar attacks on religious leaders and rights activists, media reported Saturday citing local police.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to the BBC, 75-year-old Maung Shue U Chak was found dead Saturday morning in a monastery in the Bandarban district. The police believe that the victim has been attacked by at least four people.

    The killing comes amid a streak of hackings in the Asian country. Last week, a Sufi Muslim leader was hacked to death in northern Bangladesh.

    In late April, a Hindu tailor was hacked in central Bangladesh. Daesh, banned in multiple countries including Russia, claimed responsibility for the attack. A leading gay rights activist and another man were hacked to death in the capital city of Dhaka the same week, with an al-Qaeda affiliate claiming responsibility for the attack.

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