Austria: Terrorist attacks in Vienna

On the night of Monday 2 to Tuesday 3 November 2020, the Austrian capital was the target of terrorist attacks. Six places in the city of Vienna were affected.

PSeveral passers-by and a policeman were seriously injured in at least six locations in the city of Vienna in the night from Monday to Tuesday a declared Harald Sörös, spokesperson for the Austrian Ministry of the Interior.

The site Oe24 reports that a civilian was killed in a terrorist attack Monday evening in downtown Vienna. During the subsequent police operation, one of the suspects was shot dead. Interior Minister Karl Nehammer has confirmed media reports that he was an ISIS sympathizer. Another suspect is on the run.

The starting point for these attacks was in the immediate vicinity of the Stadttempel, the city's main synagogue.

Christoph Mierau, spokesman for the Vienna Health Association said 15 victims of the attack were admitted to hospital, 7 of whom were seriously injured.

AFP has just revealed that four people have died of their injuries.

Several international leaders wished to show their support in the face of this terrorist attack, this is notably the case of Emmanuel Macron who affirmed on Twitter that France "stands alongside Austria, ready to provide support. ".

Sébastian Kurz, the Austrian Chancellor, thanked "the leaders of the European Union and our international partners for their sympathy and their expressions of solidarity", after having expressed his "most sincere condolences" to the victims, the injured and their families.


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