(Richard Thompson) In what British officials are determining to be an act of terror, two suspected terrorists beheaded a soldier in Woolwich, London Thursday afternoon. Video shows the suspects, who were identified as black males, shouting “Allahu Akbar” — the Arabic phrase for “God is Great” — as they continuously hack at the victim’s lifeless body with machetes.

“They were hacking at this poor guy, literally,” a witness identified as James told a reporter. “They were hacking at him, chopping him, cutting him. They dragged him from the pavement and dumped his body in the middle of the road and left his body there.”

The video that was taken shows one of the machete-wielding and bloodied suspects commenting on the scene.

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