November 4th According to foreign media reports, the terrorist attack in the Austrian capital Vienna has caused more than 20 casualties. On the 3rd, the extremist organization “Islamic State” declared responsibility for the attack. Currently, 14 persons related to the attacker have been detained for questioning.
According to reports, Austrian Interior Minister Nihammer stated at a press conference on the 3rd that a gunman who supported the extremist organization “Islamic State” launched an attack. Before the attack, the gunman also posted a picture of a weapon on his social media account.
On the evening of November 2, local time, a shooting incident occurred near a synagogue in the center of Vienna, the Austrian capital. The picture shows the police blockade the nearby streets.
According to reports, the gunman who was killed was named Kuytim Fezulay, who was born in Modlin, south of Vienna, and later joined an extremist organization. In September 2018, he tried to cross the border into Syria and was deported back to Austria by Turkey after failing. He was sentenced to 22 months in prison in April 2019, but Fezulay later received a reduced sentence.
Contrary to the news previously released, Nihammer said that there is no evidence that there is a second attacker. According to reports, Nihammer had previously stated that at least one attacker was still at large.
In addition, when the Austrian authorities searched 18 properties in and around Vienna, they detained 14 people related to the attackers for questioning.
On the other hand, on the evening of the 3rd local time, the extremist organization “Islamic State” issued a statement claiming that it was responsible for the attack.
At around 20 o’clock on November 2, 2020, local time, several locations in the center of Vienna were fired indiscriminately by the attackers. As of the 3rd local time, the death toll in the attack rose to 5, including 4 civilians and a suspect killed by the police.