The terrorist assault in Vienna has shaken everybody all over the world. A gunman opened hearth on folks having fun with the final night out earlier than the corona virus lockdown on Monday in a terrorist assault that left not less than two useless together with one of many attackers and 15 wounded as per the authorities.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz stated, “I’m glad that our police have been capable of neutralize one of many attackers. We’ll by no means enable ourselves to be intimidated by terrorism and can struggle these assaults with all means.”

Police stated that a number of pictures have been fired shortly after eight pm on a full of life road within the metropolis centre and that there have been six capturing areas. Austria’s prime safety official stated that authorities consider there have been a number of gunmen concerned and {that a} police operation was nonetheless occurring hours later.

Vienna Terror-Attack: 2 Dead and 15 Wounded

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Inside Minister Karl Nehammer instructed public broadcaster ORF that “It seems to have been a terror assault”. He additional added saying that the assailants have been armed with rifles. He stated the military had been requested to protect key areas within the metropolis to permit law enforcement officials to pursue the attackers.

Vienna Mayor Michael Ludwig stated 15 folks have been hospitalized, seven with critical accidents. Oskar Deutsch, the pinnacle of the Jewish neighborhood in Vienna, stated that the capturing occurred on the street outdoors town’s foremost synagogue however that it wasn’t clear whether or not the home of worship had been focused. The synagogue was closed at the moment, Deutsch tweeted.

Rabbi Schlomo Hofmeister stated he noticed not less than one particular person shoot at folks sitting outdoors at bars on the street beneath his window. Hofmeister stated, “They have been capturing not less than 100 rounds simply outdoors our constructing.”

He additional added “All these bars have tables outdoors. This night is the final night earlier than the lockdown. As of midnight, all bars and eating places will probably be closed in Austria for the subsequent month, and lots of people most likely wished to make use of that night to have the ability to exit.”

Kurz stated these have been “troublesome hours for our republic”; and vowed: “Our police will act decisively in opposition to the; culprits of this despicable terror assault.”

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that; the French “share the shock and grief of the Austrian folks hit by an assault tonight.”

He wrote “After France, this can be a pleasant nation that; has been attacked. That is our Europe…We is not going to give in.”

France has endured three assaults blamed on Muslim extremist in current weeks: one by a Pakistani refugee; that wounded two folks outdoors satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo’s previous headquarters; the beheading of a college instructor who confirmed college students caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad; and a lethal knife assault on Thursday in a church within the Mediterranean metropolis of Good. France has gone on most safety alert.

Authorities within the nation have urged folks to keep away from all open areas and public transportation. Police stated trams and buses weren’t stopping; and urged social media customers to not put up movies of the police operation in order to not endanger officers.