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London Attack Deemed Likely Terrorist Incident

NPR | May 22, 2013 4:20 p.m.

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Scott Neuman

A man has been killed in a machete attack in London and police have shot two suspects in what British Prime Minister David Cameron says is likely a terrorist incident.

The Associated Press says the incident occurred on Wednesday when the suspects attacked the man near a London military barracks.

The BBC reports:

“The footage shown on the ITV website shows a man, dressed in a grey hooded jacket, 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.’”

Cameron, at a news conference in Paris with French President Francois Hollande, called the attack “the most appalling crime” and said there are “strong indications” that it is a terrorist incident, according to AP.

London Mayor Boris Johnson was quoted by Reuters as saying the attack was “overwhelmingly likely” a terrorist incident.

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