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Vienna hit with terrorist attack across six locations

by LLB Reporter
3rd Nov 20 10:09 am

On Monday evening a terrorist wearing a fake suicide vest shot dead two men and two women and injured 15 others with an assault rifle.

One suspect was armed with an assault rifle was shot dead by Austrian police and they believe one other suspect is on the run.

The suspect was described as an ISIS sympathiser and there is a country-wide manhunt to track down any other suspects, Austria’s Interior Minister Karl Nehammer confirmed.

The attack took place close to Vienna’s main synagogue whilst many people were taking advantage of the last night of bars and restaurants being open before the lockdown.

News agency APA reported that seven victims are in a life-threatening condition and the rest were seriously injured.

The agency later reported that raids had taken place and arrests had been made in connection with the terrorist attack.

“We experienced an attack yesterday evening from at least one Islamist terrorist,” Nehammer told a news conference.

Rabbi Schlomo Hofmeister said, “They were shooting at least 100 rounds just outside our building.

“All these bars have tables outside. As of midnight, all bars and restaurants will be closed in Austria for the next month, and a lot of people probably wanted to use that evening to be able to go out.”

Eveline, a witness and student said, “First we did not know what it was, but suddenly people, who were sitting in other guests’ gardens, started to run.

“First, we kept standing there because we did not know what was going on, then there was shooting again, but closer, so we started to run away. Because we did not know if we were running in the right direction, we ran into a hotel and hid there.”

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