Horrific machete attack in #Woolwich: British officials call it terrorism
A nightmarish scene in southeast London today. A soldier was beheaded in broad daylight by men wielding swords and knives. Two other men were hurt.
Yes, it’s jihad.
Local MP Nick Raynsford said he had been told the man attacked in the street was a soldier serving at the Royal Artillery Barracks near the attack.
Mr Raynsford said the soldier had been returning to the barracks after a day out when he was attacked.
London Ambulance Service said one man, believed to be the victim of the machete attack, had died in the incident and two others were injured, one seriously.
The BBC reported sources had told them the men were shouting “Allahu Akbar” as they carried out the attack and had filmed carrying it out.
One witness, called James, told LBC radio: “We saw clearly two knives, meat cleavers, they were big kitchen knives like you would use in a butcher’s, they were hacking at this poor guy, we thought they were trying to remove organs from him.”
Bone-chilling photos, video, and audio are streaming in through social media:
Brits are shocked and outraged.
Twitchy will continue to monitor and update.
Update: Good heavens.
Update: Here’s the ITV video clip.
Editor’s note: The title has been edited to correct the spelling of “Woolwich.” (Thanks to reader @einfal)
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