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British soldier killed in London machete attack

  • A man was hacked to death on a London street close to an army barrack on Wednesday.

    Prime Minister David Cameron has stated there are “strong indications that it is a terrorist incident”.

    The victim, a British soldier, was murdered in broad daylight by two assailants who attempted to behead him while shouting "God is greatest" in Arabic, according to media reports.

    Soon after the attack, the men were shot and wounded by the police.

    Cameron cut short a visit to France to hold an emergency national security meeting.

    Footage filmed by a passerby showed one of the men with bloodied hands and holding a meat cleaver, saying: "We must fight them as they fight us. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."

    He added: "I apologize that women have had to witness this today, but in our land our women have to see the same. You people will never be safe. Remove your government, they don't care about you."

    London was last hit by a major militant attack in July 2005, when four Islamists set off suicide bombs on the public transport network, leaving 52 people dead and injuring hundreds. 

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