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Seven took part in twin Kalabagan murders, says security guard

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Dhaka : Security guard Parvez Mollah, who was injured during the murders of LGBT magazine editor Xulhaz Mannan and his friend Mahbub Tonoy on Monday, said that at seven people were involved in the dastardly act.

Mannan and Tonoy were hacked to death in the former’s apartment in the Kalabagan area of Dhaka city on Monday.

Mollah, a security guard of Xulhaz’s residence, told reporters that four men entered the flat to murder the duo, while three others held the caretaker and another guard captive in a room on the ground floor.

He said all of the attackers were aged between 20 and 30 years and were in blue dresses.

Yesterday, Bangladesh branch of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), Ansar Al Islam for the murder of LGBT magazine editor and his friend.

The outfit had earlier also claimed responsibility for murdering secularist bloggers and online activists Niladri Neel, Ananta Bijoy Das and Nazim Uddin Samad and publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan. (ANI)

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