UN Chief condemns Vienna terror incident

United Nation Secretary General Antonio Guterres has condemned the terror attack in Austrian capital Vienna.  On 2 November 2020 in Vienna, Austria.  According to an official statement, “The Secretary-General is following with utmost concern the still evolving situation in Vienna’s city centre where violent attacks in several places have been reported today, with at least one bystander killed and several others wounded, including members of the security forces. He extends his deep condolences to the family of the victim and wishes those injured a speedy recovery.  

The Secretary-General strongly condemns these attacks and reaffirms the solidarity of the United Nations with the people and the Government of Austria.” 

A lone gunman opened fire with a rifle near the street on which the central synagogue, Stadttempel, is located in Vienna, the capital of Austria. Four civilians were killed in the attack, and 22 others were injured, seven critically, including a police officer. The attacker was killed by police; he was identified as an Islamic State sympathizer. Officials said that the attack was an Islamist terrorism incident. 

Photo Credit : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Vienna_attack#/media/File:Stadttempel_Vienna_September_2006_012.jpg

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