Bangladesh blogger killings: police detained three

Bangladesh,August 18:Police in Bangladesh have arrested three people, including a UK citizen, over the murders of secularist bloggers Avijit Roy and Ananta Bijoy Das.

Both were hacked to death earlier this year.British-Bangladeshi Sadik Ali planned the killings, said Police.

Mr Ali is said to have links with a banned militant outfit, Ansarullah Bangla Team.

Police also said,his arrest will provide evidence about a total of four killings of secular bloggers this year.

Bangladesh is officially secular but critics say the government has not done enough to stop the attacks.

Last week police arrested two other suspected members of Ansarullah Bangla Team over the killing of atheist blogger Niloy Neel.

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