Ansar Al Islam, Bangladesh unit of Al-Qaeda in the Indian Sub-Continent, has claimed responsibility of the murder of LGBT magazine editor Xulhaz Mannan and his friend in Kalabagan, Dhaka.
They claimed the responsibility in their Twitter account on Tuesday.
“Alhamdulillah. By the grace of Almighty Allah, the mujahidin of Ansar al-Islam (AQIS, Bangladesh branch) were able to assassin Xulhaz Mannan and his associate Samir Mahbub Tonoy. They were the pioneers of practicing and promoting homosexuality in Bangladesh,” reads the Twitter post.
“They were working day and night to promote homosexuality among the people of this land with the help of their masters, the US crusaders and its Indian allies,” it added.
Earlier, the group also claimed responsibility of previous killings of secular activists Niladri Chattopadhyay last year and Nazim Uddin Samad this month.
Xulhaz Mannan and his friend Tonoy were brutally killed in their Kalabagan home on Monday afternoon.