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- London attacker British, of Nigerian origin - source
The UK will "never give in to terror or terrorism", Prime Minister David Cameron has said, following the killing of a serving soldier in south-east London on Wednesday afternoon.
British authorities have established that one and possibly both of the men who hacked a soldier to death on a London street was born in Britain of Nigerian descent, a source with knowledge of the investigation said on Thursday.
Local media named the man who was definitely born in the country as 28-year-old Michael Adebolajo and said police raided the home of his Nigerian family in a village near the eastern English city of Lincoln. Both men appeared to have converted to Islam from Christian immigrant backgrounds, British media said.