Police in Bangladesh say unidentified gunmen have killed a journalist working for an English-language daily.

Police say the attack on Shahid Anwar, an assistant editor of the <i>Daily Asian Express,</i> occurred late Sunday in the capital, Dhaka.

Police say personal rivalry might have been the motive behind his killing.

Mr. Anwar is the second journalist killed in Bangladesh in recent weeks. Last month, an editor of the <i>Daily Durjoy Bangla</i> newspaper in the northern Bogra district was killed under similar circumstances.

The international media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders, has ranked Bangladesh one of the most dangerous countries for journalists.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.