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Monday, 22 February 2016 - 7:16
A senior Hindu priest beheaded by the IS in Bangladesh
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 A group from the Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the beheading of a lading senior Hindu priest in northern Bangladesh yesterday.

Two others were injured during the incident.

The IS in a statement had said that ‘caliphate soldiers’ carried out the beheading using ‘light weapons’, foreign media reports.

"The priest was preparing for morning prayers when they pounced on him and slit his head from the body at the verandah of his home inside the temple," a government administrator in the sub-district Debiganj where the temple is located told foreign media.

He added that they recovered a blood-stained cleaver from the murder site.

However, Bangladeshi government maintains that the IS is not active in the country.

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