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Mumbai-Like Terror Attack In Vienna, Police Ask Citizens To Stay Indoors

The firing took place at 6 different locations creating panic. The Vienna Terror attack once again evoked the memories of 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai.

 

Vienna| The terror attack shocked the Austrian capital Vienna on Tuesday morning. According to reports, 7 people have died in the shootout, while several people have been injured. According to preliminary information, firing took place at 6 different locations. The attack once again evoked the memories of 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz described as a “repulsive terror attack”. According to Austrian home minister Karl Nehammer, the incident cannot be called anything other than a terrorist attack. The injured have been shifted to the hospital.

According to the Austrian government news agency ORF, the incident occurred on Monday night (early Tuesday in Indian time). According to the updates, the intermittent firing was on in some areas. There is no concrete information about the people killed. The New York Times and The Guardian have stated their number 2. At the same time, the news agency IANS has given the death toll of 7. The Vienna police have not revealed the death toll on their Twitter account. Police have warned people to stay indoors and avoid going to public places under any circumstances.

Who are the attackers?

So far no firm information has been revealed about who are the attackers and how many are they or whether it is related to the incident in France in the past. A police spokesperson said that one officer has been killed in the attack. “We are fighting them with full force. An attacker is seen firing near the synagogue, the Jewish shrine. He has a mask on his face.”

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People share chilling videos on social media

Citizens who witnessed the chilling gunfire first-hand have shared the videos of the terrorist attack on social media. The attacker is also visible in some videos. The incident is reported to be around 8 pm. The lockdown was to be imposed from Monday night in view of the pandemic. While the police have said that one attacker has died in the shootout, they fear others are still on the loose.

European Union chief Charles Michel slammed the shootings in Vienna as “cowardly”. Europe “strongly condemns this cowardly act that violates life and our human values,” European Council chief Michel tweeted.

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