Austrian Special Forces Capture 2 Suspects Linked to November Vienna Attack, Report Says

MOSCOW, (Sputnik) – Austria’s Cobra counter-terrorism unit has detained two individuals suspected of involvement in final month’s lethal assault within the capital metropolis of Vienna, the Kronen Zeitung newspaper reported on Sunday.

According to the Austrian media outlet, one of many suspects, an Austrian nationwide of Afghan origin, was apprehended on Friday night. His DNA was reportedly discovered on the rifle and cartridges utilized by the Vienna shooter.

The Austrian prosecutor’s workplace confirmed on Sunday that there was yet one more captured suspect, the newspaper added, noting that he was of Chechen descent.

AP Photo / Ronald ZakPolice officers keep in place at stairs named ‘Theodor Herzl Stiege’ close to a synagogue after gunshots had been heard, in Vienna, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Austrian police say a number of individuals have been injured and officers are out in power following gunfire within the capital Vienna. Initial stories {that a} synagogue was the goal of an assault could not instantly be confirmed. Austrian information company APA quoted the nation’s Interior Ministry saying one attacker has been killed and one other might be on the run.

On November 2, a number of shootings happened in Vienna, on account of which 4 individuals had died and 22 others had been injured. The gunman, who was killed throughout the operation, was later recognized to be an Austrian native of ethnic Albanian descent and a supporter of the Daesh*.



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