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Analyze the attack on a soldier by suspected Islamists in Woolwich

The British Prime Minister David Cameron will chair a meeting today of the Cobra emergency committee of the British Government to discuss the murder yesterday of a soldier by suspected radical Islamists. Are expected to attend the meeting the Ministers of Interior and Defense and the Mayor of London as well as the heads of the police and MI5, the British counterintelligence service. Two individuals have been arrested for the attack Wednesday with a knife in the London suburb of Woolwich to a man government sources have identified as a soldier. After the attack, carried out with a knife in broad daylight, the police shot the two suspects, who are hospitalized and has been arrested. Security has been increased in the military barracks in London and surrounding area, including in Woolwich, which houses barracks. Meanwhile, two people were arrested last night by incidents in two mosques in England. British Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday described the attack in the British capital as "a barbaric act" that has "clear indications" that it is a "terrorist incident".

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