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Police search homes after British soldier's murder

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 01:32

May 23 - Muslim leaders condemned the killing of a British soldier, calling it an ''evil act'' as police raided two homes connected to the suspects. Deborah Gembara reports.

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Police searched an apartment belonging to the sister of one of the two men accused of hacking a soldier to death on a London street. It was just one of two homes raided a day after the attack. Teams also searched a house near the city of Lincoln -- which is believed to be the former home of one of the suspects. Prime Minister David Cameron cut short a trip to France to return to the UK and hold an emergency security meeting before stopping at the Woolwich Barracks. The brutal murder was purported to be an act of revenge for Britain's wars in Muslim countries. Some also fear the attack could inflame tensions between Muslims and non-Muslims in the UK. Muslim leaders from a nearby mosque condemned the killing. Imam Swaleh. SOUNDBITE: Imam Swaleh saying: "We do not and we will never support such evil acts and strongly suggest that both of these men should be severely punished as criminals and not as so-called Muslims." Swaleh didn't answer questions about whether the two suspects were known in the community. British police say in the past several years, they've foiled at least two major plots in which Islamist suspects were accused of planning to kill members of the military.

Police search homes after British soldier's murder

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 01:32

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