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Islamic State claims the beheading of Bangladeshi Hindu priest

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Islamic State group has finally claimed that it was behind the beheading of a senior Hindu priest and the wounding of two worshipers in northern Bangladesh.

IS in a statement said that the assault was held by the “Caliphate soldiers” with “light weapons”.

The news agency related to IS, “Amaq” also claimed the report.

One of the victims was Jogeswar Roy, 45, who was attacked by two assailants armed with pistols and cleavers at his home in the temple on Sunday, said the police.

Whereas the government of Bangladesh has claimed that IS is not active the country. While the jihadists in November said they carried out an attack on a Shia mosque in the north-western town of Bogra in which at least one person was killed.

The militants also confirmed the grenade attack on a Shia shrine Dhaka, which killed one and injured 80 – although their claim was dismissed by the government.

IS has, in addition, said it was behind the murders of an Italian aid worker in September and a Japanese citizen in October.

NewsGram View- Bangladesh has been fighting a war on Human Rights and the Hindu minority of the nation, are the worst victims of this ongoing war. Authorities like UN need to interfere in this issue.

(Inputs from agencies)

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Man Accused in Christchurch Mosque Shootings Charged with Terrorism

The single charge filed Tuesday against Australian Brenton Tarrant is the first of its kind

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Brenton Tarrant, charged for murder in relation to the mosque attacks, is lead into the dock for his appearance in the Christchurch District Court, New Zealand, March 16, 2019. (Suspect's face blurred at source) VOA

Authorities in New Zealand have charged the self-avowed white supremacist who killed 51 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques back in March with terrorism.

The single charge filed Tuesday against Australian Brenton Tarrant is the first of its kind under New Zealand’s Terrorism Suppression Act, which was passed in 2002 in the wake of the al-Qaida-led terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. the previous year. Prosecutors have also charged him with an additional count of murder over a worshipper who died in the hospital earlier this month, along with two additional counts of attempted murder, bringing that number to 40.

Up to 200 family members of the victims and survivors of the attack were informed of the new charges at a private meeting with police.

The 28-year-old Tarrant live-streamed the March 15 shootings at the al-Noor and Linwood mosques on Facebook from a head-mounted camera.

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Authorities in New Zealand have charged the self-avowed white supremacist who killed 51 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques. Flickr

He is currently being held at a maximum security prison where he was ordered to undergo psychiatric tests to determine if he is mentally fit to stand trial. His next court date is June 14.

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The 28-year-old Tarrant e-mailed a lengthy white nationalist manifesto to more than 30 recipients just minutes before the attacks – including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern – in which he allegedly denounced Muslims and called immigrants “invaders.” (VOA)