A Bangladeshi blogger has been hacked to death by a gang of six men armed with machetes in Dhaka, police say.

Niloy Neel was reportedly murdered at his fourth-floor apartment home in the Goran area of the Bangladeshi capital on Friday around 13:45 (07:45 GMT) on Friday.

The attackers are believed to have gained entry to his home by saying that they were looking to rent a flat, before taking out their weapons and hacking him to death.

Imran H Sarkar, head of the Bangladesh Blogger and Activist Network, told the AFP news agency that Neel was one of a number of bloggers on a list of targets used by militants.

He is the fourth secularist blogger killed in Balngldesh this year by suspected Islamist militants

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