In another terrorist attack in Europe, gunmen opened fire in at least six locations in Vienna, Austria killing at least four people, two men and two women, and wounding 17 including one police officer. The police killed a gunman and are searching for at least one other.
The killed gunman was wearing a fake explosive belt when he was taken down. He was armed with an automatic rifle, a handgun, and a machete.
According to Austrian authorities, the deceased were “an elderly man, an elderly woman, a young male passerby, and a waitress.” Seven of the 17 wounded, remain in critical condition.
Austrian SWAT teams raided the home of the killed gunman using explosives to breach his apartment’s door. They arrested several other people at the apartment.
Austrian officials have termed the incident an “Islamist terrorist attack.” The authorities continue the investigation for additional suspects.
The killed gunman was described as a 20-year man of Northern Macedonian descent. He had been convicted last year for being a member of ISIS after being arrested on his way to Syria to join the terror organization. In December, the man, who also possessed an Austrian passport, was released early from a 22-month prison sentence.
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