Police in Bangladesh say a pastor has survived an attempt on his life by three men who came to his home pretending to want to learn about Christianity.
Siddikur Rahman, a senior police official, said Luke Sarker (52) suffered minor injuries on Monday when three men aged between 25 and 30 attacked him with a knife at his home in the north-western district of Pabna.
Killing of foreigners
The incident follows fatal attacks on two foreigners last week in Bangladesh, a predominantly Muslim South Asian country that is grappling with violence claimed by hard-line Islamic groups.
The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the attacks last week on a Japanese agricultural worker and an Italian aid worker. The IS claim has been refuted by the Bangladesh government, which blamed the opposition for trying to destabilise the country.