May 23 - British PM David Cameron says the broad-daylight killing of a soldier in London was probably 'terror-related'. Paul Chapman reports.
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Prime Minister David Cameron cut short a visit to France as news broke of the killing of a British soldier on the streets of London in broad daylight.
The soldier was hit by a car then hacked to death by two men shouting Islamic slogans.
(SOUNDBITE)(English) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON SAYING:
"It is the most appalling crime. We obviously are urgently seeking - and the police are urgently seeking - the full facts about this case but there are strong indications that it is a terrorist incident."
Emergency national security meetings have been taking place in the wake of the attack.
Home Secretary Theresa May said it was an assault on the whole nation.
(SOUNDBITE)(English) BRITISH HOME SECRETARY THERESA MAY SAYING:
"This attack was an attack on everyone in the United Kingdom and it will be condemned by people from every community."
London Mayor Boris Johnson described the killing as barbaric.
(SOUNDBITE)(English) BORIS JOHNSON, MAYOR OF LONDON, SAYING:
"It was a sickening, barbaric, completely unforgivable crime."
Police chiefs are appealing for calm.
(SOUNDBITE)(English) METROPOLITAN POLICE COMMISSIONER BERNARD HOGAN-HOWE SAYING:
"We now ask that people give us the opportunity to thoroughly investigate this crime, to make sure we get to the bottom of who committed it and why."
Two suspects shot and wounded by police at the scene have been arrested.
No information about their identities has been given but it's understood investigators are looking into possible links with Nigeria.
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