Austria terror attack: Multiple casualties after shooting near Vienna synagogue

Baku, November 3, AZERTAC

A terror attack in Vienna that left three people dead was carried out by at least one Islamic terrorist, the Austrian Interior Ministry said Tuesday, according to DW.

Interior Minister Karl Nehammer told a news conference that police had shot dead a heavily armed attacker who was a sympathizer of the extremist group Islamic State.

"We experienced an attack yesterday evening from at least one Islamist terrorist," he said, adding that authorities could not rule out that there were more perpetrators.

Some 1,000 police officers have been deployed across Vienna in the wake of the shootings, which began late Monday outside the city's main synagogue. Police said there were "suspects armed with rifles in six different locations" across the city.

Two men and one woman died in the attack, while at least 15 people were hospitalized.

"This is the hardest day Austria has seen for many years," Nehammer, as he urged citizens to stay indoors. He also said children would not be required to attend school on Tuesday.

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