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Shock in London after suspected terror attack

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 01:19

May 23 - Shock and fear of reprisals hit some of London's residents following a suspected terror attack that killed a serving British solider. Jessica Gray reports.

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Security in southeast London is tight following a deadly attack on a British soldier Wednesday. Some had laid flowers and other tributes at the scene on Thursday morning where the man was stabbed to death in what Prime Minister David Cameron described as an apparent terrorist attack. The man was allegedly assaulted by two other men wielding knives, who hit him with a car and then pounced on him in broad daylight, shouting Islamist slogans. The aftermath was caught on video by a job seeker that wished to remain anonymous, who said one of the attackers covered in blood and boasting a meat cleaver and knife approached him and asked to be filmed on his camera phone. A Muslim commentator said the incident has already sparked a backlash against Britain's Muslim community. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MOHAMMED ANSAR, MUSLIM POLITICAL COMMENTATOR, SAYING: "What we have seen is a ratcheting up of tensions, we have seen hysteria about Muslims and Islam, fear and hatred and xenophobia against foreigners and immigrants and, in that political cauldron, these kind of sparks can cause real, real damage and that is the danger, that communities do not turn on themselves." The names of the men have not been released, however, sources close to the investigation said one of the attackers was British-born and of Nigerian descent.

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Shock in London after suspected terror attack

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 01:19