2 writers, publisher stabbed in attack at publishing house in Bangladesh's capital

Police say two writers and a publisher have been stabbed in an attack at a publishing house in Bangladesh's capital.

Saturday's attack in Dhaka comes amid fears about the rise of radical Islam in Bangladesh. At least four atheist bloggers have been murdered in the impoverished country this year.

Police officer Abdullah Al Mamun said three attackers entered the publishing house's office and stabbed the writers and the publisher. All three were hospitalized, but no details were immediately available on their conditions.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. Local Islamist group Ansarullah Bangla Team claimed the earlier blogger killings.

Earlier this month, a bomb attack targeted Bangladesh's Shiite Muslims. An Italian aid worker and a Japanese agricultural worker were also killed in separate attacks.