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Journalist stabbed to death in Bangladesh, says police

DHAKA, Bangladesh >> Bangladeshi police say that unidentified men have stabbed a journalist to death apparently for his reports on the illegal drug trade in southwestern Bangladesh.

Local police chief A.K.M. Faruk Hossain said Saturday that the attack on Zamal Uddin took place late Friday at Kashipur Bazar in Jessore district bordering India. The area is 140 kilometers (85 miles) west of the capital, Dhaka.

Hossain says the reporter was rushed to hospital with severe injuries and later declared dead.

Uddin worked for the Bengali-language Gramer Kagoj daily.

The police chief says Uddin had recently filed a complaint with police seeking security after he was threatened for his articles on the illicit drug trade.

Local journalists will demonstrate Saturday to protest his slaying.

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