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British spy services under pressure over soldier's murder

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Britain's intelligence services came under pressure on Friday to explain how they let two Islamic extremists suspected of hacking a soldier to death in the streets of London slip through their net. 

A man pays his respects as he looks at floral tributes outside Woolwich Barracks in London on May 23, 2013, a day after the murder of a British soldier nearby. Britain's intelligence services came under pressure on Friday to explain how they let two Islamic extremists suspected of hacking a soldier to death in the streets of London slip through their net.

Both of the men, under armed guard in London hospitals after being shot by police at the scene, were previously known to the intelligence services but were reportedly assessed as not posing a deadly threat.

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