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Fatal assault with cleaver in London called terrorist attack

Posted By CAROLINE LEE, UPI.com   |   May 22, 2013 at 7:13 PM   |   Comments

May 22 (UPI) -- A man was killed when two attackers went after him in London on Wednesday, CNN reported.

The man was thought to be a British soldier. The two men beat him to death and dumped his body in the middle of a road in London.

British Prime Minister David Cameron called the incident a terrorist attack. A camera clip recorded by the attackers showed a man speaking in a London accent and holding a meat cleaver.

"We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting until you leave us alone," one of the men said. "The only reasons we killed this man -- this is because Muslims are dying daily."

A cell phone video obtained by ITN showed a man wielding a cleaver. He apologized to a group of women for killing the man in London, but said that women in his country have to see the same thing.

Cameron tweeted his response.


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