Two men attacked and beheaded a man believed to be a British soldier just outside Woolwich army barracks in South East London.
The soldier was attacked by two black men who killed him and spoke to witnesses, telling them they were not safe. One even tried to justify his actions to a camera.
“We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you,” the attacker says, as the body of the victim lies just yards away. “The only reason we have done this is because Muslims are dying every day. This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”
British Prime Minister told reporters there are “strong indications that this is a terrorist incident,” adding that the UK would “never buckle” to such heinous violence.
A witness, known only as James, told LBC radio in London the two men then dragged the victim into the street while brandishing guns. Reports indicate the perpetrators did not try to flee, instead waiting for police to arrive and asking pedestrians to take pictures of them “as if they wanted to be on TV or something.”