Report: UK Soldier's Killers Were on Spies' Radar

November 25, 2014 11:17 AM

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British lawmakers said Tuesday that two al-Qaida-inspired extremists who murdered a British soldier in a London street had been under scrutiny by the intelligence services, and one had expressed his intention of killing a soldier in an online exchange months before the attack.

Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee said that if British spies had known of Michael Adebowale's declaration, "there is a significant possibility" they could have prevented the May 2013 murder.

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