Secular book publisher hacked to death in Bangladesh

A secular book publisher has been hacked to death in the Bangladeshi capital, police say.

The body of Faisal Abedin Deepan, of the Jagriti Prokashoni publishing house was found inside his office, senior police officer Shibly Noman said.

In a separate attack in Dhaka, publisher Ahmed Rahim Tutul was attacked in his office and seriously wounded along with two writers.

Both had published books by Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy, who was hacked to death in February, one of four secular bloggers killed in Bangladesh this year.

The attacks come amid fears about the rise of radical Islam in Bangladesh.