They were probably wearing niqabs, which are much more common in Britain than burqas, but the Manchester Evening News says burqas. In any case, this is, in a nutshell, why Islamic face coverings should be outlawed — as a security measure. But that would be “Islamophobic.”
“Women disguised in burkas force way into flat and attack occupants with knives and hammer,” by Alexandra Rucki, Manchester Evening News, June 22, 2017:
Women wearing ‘burkas as a disguise’ forced their way into a flat and attacked the occupants inside with knives and a hammer, police say.
Police have arrested a 25-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder following the violent attack which took place on Tuesday evening.
Two women, described as wearing burkas, managed to get inside the flat on Eldon Street, in Oldham .
They attacked a 20-year-old woman, who was left with cuts to her arms and a deep knife wound to her torso.
A 19-year-old woman suffered from knife wounds to her left arm and armpit.
Both women were taken to hospital following the attack but are not believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries and are said to be in a stable condition.
Greater Manchester Police have recovered two knives and a hammer from the property.
Officer investigating the attack are keen to speak to the two women involved in the attack and are following a number of enquiries….