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One killed, two injured in SE London attack

Updated: 2013-05-23 03:53
( Xinhua)

LONDON - Two men attacked one man near the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich in Southeast London on Wednesday afternoon, leaving one dead, two injured, Britain's Metropolitan Police said.

The two men attackers were carrying weapons and were shot by police arriving on the scene, a police spokesperson said without giving more details.

Local media reported quoting government sources that the attack has been treated as "terror related," and that the deceased was thought to be a soldier.

British Prime Minister David Cameron called the incident "truly shokcing" and said he had called a meeting of high level emergency committee to investigate it.

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