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Knife-wielding assailants attacked the British soldier in broad daylight, in what's being investigated as an ideologically motivated crime. 

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A man, reported to be a British soldier, was attacked and killed by knife-wielding assailants on a London street in broad daylight Wednesday in what is being investigated as an ideologically motivated terror attack.

Eyewitnesses told ITV News that two attackers were later shot by officers, and described the victim as being chopped like a "piece of meat."

Prime Minister David Cameron, on a trip to Paris, said there were "strong indications" it was a terror attack.

"It is the most appalling crime," told reporters. "Tonight our thoughts should be with the victim and their families and friends.

People across Britain, people in every community, I believe, will utterly condemn this attack. We have had these sorts of attacks before in our country and we never buckle in the face of them."

The two suspects were being treated at separate London hospitals, police said.

A senior British security source said the killing appeared to be "ideologically motivated.

Read more at NBC News and watch the video at ITV News. 

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