Terror at Woolwich barracks: Attackers behead British soldier
Britain was facing up to its first fatal terrorist attack since the 7/7 bombings tonight after two men, Michael Adebolajo, 28, and a second attacker who has not been identified, killed a soldier, Drummer Lee Rigby, 25, on the streets of London with meat cleavers.
They were shot by police who were summoned to the scene by passers-by.
Both attackers survived and were taken to separate London hospitals. One was said to be in serious condition in hospital.
One Whitehall source said that the pair shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is great) and reports said the men also filmed the attack.