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British PM: London Killing Appears to be Terrorism

British Prime Minister David Cameron says the daylight killing of a man on a south London street near an army barracks appears to be a terrorist attack.

A special government emergency committee was called into session after the attack Wednesday.

Prime Minister Cameron calls the killing "appalling" and says all indications point to a terrorist attack. Armed police shot and wounded the two suspects and they were under guard in a hospital. The victim is believed to be a British soldier, but has not yet been publicly identified.

Few official details were released about the incident, but witnesses say the suspects appeared to be hacking the victim, leaving a stream of blood on the sidewalk.

British television broadcast video shot by a bystander of a man with blood-covered hands holding a cleaver and a knife. He said "you people will never be safe," vowing "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."

He apologized for women and children having to witnesses the killing, but said "in our land, women have to see the same." He did not say what land that is. British reporters said he appeared to be speaking with a London accent.

A State Department spokesman condemned the attack, saying the United States stands with its British allies in the face of such senseless violence.

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