Vienna: Politicians express sympathy after terrorist attack

 Vienna: Politicians express sympathy after terrorist attack

Bewaffnete Einsatzkräfte in der Wiener Innenstadt

Armed Forces in the City of Vienna

Photo: Ronald Zak / dpa.

After the terrorist attack in Vienna , the police are still searching for at least one suspect. “We are still in the fight against the suspected terrorists”, said Austria’s Minister of the Interior Karl Nehammer late Monday evening on ORF. The Minister appealed to citizens to avoid public places.

According to a preliminary assessment, an assailant and a passer-by were killed in the shootings in Vienna’s inner city , and a woman died of her injuries in a hospital during the night. According to the emergency services, 15 people were also injured, some of them seriously. The police spoke of six crime scenes.

Also Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz already commented on the incident. “It is a very tense security situation, especially in the federal capital Vienna. The perpetrators have automatic weapons, are very professionally prepared. It is definitely a terrorist attack”, he said on ORF.

On Twitter Kurz thanked the emergency services, pass away risking their lives. He also wrote: “We will never be intimidated by terrorism and will fight these attacks resolutely with all means at our disposal”

The Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen condemned pass away attack in Vienna sharply and assured the victims of his support, “We are all deeply saddened,” the head of state told Twitter . Thoughts and sympathy are with the victims, injured and their relatives, he twittered. The Federal President also wrote: “We will defend our freedom and democracy together and resolutely with all necessary means He is in exchange with the government.

International leaders also express their solidarity with Austria and the victims on Twitter.

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EU Council President Charles Michel has condemned the act as a cowardly act against life and human values. “M

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