The soldier, said by witnesses to be wearing a t-shirt supporting ‘Help for Heroes’ – the charity that raises funds for injured UK service men and women – was attacked by two men near the Woolwich Barracks area of London. British military units are based at the barracks.
Witnesses said attempts were made to behead the soldier.
The attackers were sad to have waited for 20 minutes while specially-armed units of the Metropolitan police service arrived. The men then attacked police officers and were shot. Latest reports say both are in local hospitals, at least one of them in a serious condition.
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