IS confesses to terrorist attack

 IS confesses to terrorist attack

Einer der Tatorte in Wien

One of the crime scenes in Vienna

Photo: Helmut Fohringer / dpa.

The jihadist militia “Islamic State” (IS) has claimed four lives in the terrorist attack in Vienna . A “soldier of the caliphate” carried out the attack with firearms and a knife and killed or injured about 30 people, including police officers, the IS announced on Tuesday on its platform Naschir News

The IS propaganda organ Amaq published a further statement on “an attack with firearms”, which “was committed yesterday by a fighter of the Islamic State in the city of Vienna”, and also published a photo of the attacker. Apparently, it was taken before the crime.

According to Rita Katz, director of the Site Intelligence Group, which specializes in extremist propaganda, it corresponds to a photo that circulated on the web shortly after the attack. The IS also distributed a video of the man swearing allegiance to the IS and its leader Abu Ibrahim al-Haschimi al-Quraischi

The assassin was killed by shots fired by the police

On Monday evening, the 20-year-old Kujtim F. had shot at passers-by in Vienna’s inner city. The IS sympathizer moved with assault rifle, pistol and machete

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