Shooting in Vienna: Arrests After Four « Released Jihadist » Killed

Shooting in Vienna: Arrests After Four « Released Jihadist » Killed

Austrian police carried out a series of raids and arrested 14 people after a gunman killed four people in the heart of Vienna on Monday.

The man, described as a 20-year-old Islamist terrorist, who was released from prison last December, was shot dead by police while shooting at passers-by.

Security was tightened in the Austrian capital as police launched a hunt for any other attackers.

But authorities now believe that the gunman may have acted alone.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the four who died were an elderly woman, an old man, a young man and a waitress. And 22 others were injured.

The German foreign minister said that one of those who died was German.

Interior Minister Karl Nhammer said there was no indication that a second attacker was involved, although this cannot be ruled out. Police are still evaluating about 20,000 mobile phone videos of what happened.

The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed in a video on its online propaganda channel that it was behind the attacks, without providing any evidence.

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