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Pictured with his deadly arsenal: ISIS wannabe Kujtim Fejzulai, who shot four people in Vienna


The full face of the Viennese terrorist was first depicted after the ISIS wannabe loner "lonely wolf" raged and killed four people.

20-year-old Kujtim Fejzulai posted the photo on his Instagram account, where he was holding the three weapons he would use for the attack and pledging his allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi.

Fejzulai is seen with a blank expression on his face staring straight at the camera while clutching his arsenal of weapons, including an automatic rifle, pistol, and machete.

So far, the harrowing image of Fejzulai has been pixelated.

Fejzulai began his attack at 8 p.m. near the central synagogue, armed with an automatic rifle, pistol, and machete.

The Islamist marauded through the streets with a fake explosives belt, injuring 22 by firing arbitrarily before being "neutralized" – shot dead by police at 8.09 pm.

20-year-old Kujtim Fejzulai posted the photo on his Instagram account, where he was holding the three weapons he would use for the attack and pledging allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi

Fejzulai killed an elderly man and woman, a young male passerby and a waitress.

A 28-year-old police officer was shot dead but reportedly in stable condition, while seven injured civilians are in critical, life-threatening condition.

Fejzulai was arrested in April 2019 for attempting to join the Islamic State but was released on parole in December because he was under 18 at the time of his offense and had agreed to participate in a de-radicalization program .

Fejzulai was not considered capable of carrying out an attack and Interior Minister Karl Nehammer admitted that the terrorist had deceived the judiciary and workers in the country on the path of de-radicalization.

"The perpetrator managed to deceive the de-radicalization program of the justice system, to deceive the people in it and thereby achieve an early release," said Nehammer.

Austrian police arrested 14 people in raids related to the fatal attack and found no evidence that a second shooter was involved, Nehammer said on Tuesday.

"In Vienna and Lower Austria there were 18 raids and 14 people were arrested," said Nehammer at a press conference on television.

The minister added that the police believe that the attack in downtown Vienna was carried out by Fejzulai itself and that an analysis of the video material "currently shows no evidence of a second attacker".

Initial witness reports indicated that several armed men were holding people hostage, which resulted in thousands of police officers being dispatched to the city to search for them, reach 18 addresses and arrest 14.

The Swiss police arrested two people in the city of Winterthur on Tuesday as part of an investigation into possible links to the main suspect in attacks in Vienna in which at least four people were killed, the authorities in Zurich said in a statement.

"The two men were arrested on Tuesday afternoon in coordination with the Austrian authorities," said the Zurich police.

"The extent to which there was a connection between the two arrested persons and the alleged assassin is currently the subject of ongoing clarifications and investigations carried out by the relevant authorities."

So far, Fejzulai's harrowing images have been pixelated

So far the harrowing images of Fejzulai have been pixelated

Shocking footage from Israeli television showing a rifleman carrying an AK-47 and a pistol and shooting a person on the street in Vienna just before the attack began

Shocking footage from Israeli television showing a rifleman carrying an AK-47 and a pistol and shooting a person on the street in Vienna just before the attack began

A man who carries an AK-47 rifle and is believed to be the shooter who carried out the killing spree in Vienna on Monday evening

A man who carries an AK-47 rifle and is believed to be the shooter who carried out the killing spree in Vienna on Monday evening

GUNFIRE HEARD IN SIX AREAS IN A FEW HUNDRED YARDS: According to the police chief, a shooter armed with an automatic rifle, pistol and machete and wearing a fake explosives belt was "neutralized" at 8:09 pm, about ten minutes after the start of the shooting. Two women and two men were killed. One of the women was a waitress who died of gunshot wounds in the hospital and another, who was over 40 years old, later died in the Ottakring Clinic. One of the male victims was discovered at the meat market, while another was found seriously wounded on Franz-Josefs-Kai near the river

Graphic images showed splatters of blood on the front of a cafe and chairs and tables tossed back and forth between broken glass and plates

Graphic images showed splatters of blood on the front of a cafe and chairs and tables tossed back and forth between broken glass and plates

Women are fleeing from the first district near the State Opera in the center of Vienna when shots ring out after several attacks in the city

Women are fleeing from the first district near the State Opera in central Vienna when gunfire rang out after several attacks in the city

Police are searching a man as they roam downtown Vienna on Monday evening as several armed men were reportedly reported

Police are searching a man as they roam downtown Vienna on Monday evening as several armed men were reportedly reported

The Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz sets a candle on Tuesday when laying a wreath at the Viennese crime scene. Previously, he said: "It is now confirmed that yesterday's attack was clearly an Islamist terrorist attack ... It was an attack out of hatred - hatred of our core values, hatred of our way of life, hatred of our democracy in which all people live equal Have rights and dignity. & # 39;

The Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz set a candle on Tuesday when laying a wreath at the Viennese crime scene. Previously he said: "It is now confirmed that yesterday's attack was clearly an Islamist terrorist attack … It was an attack out of hatred – hatred for our core values, hatred for our way of life, hatred for our democracy in which all people live equal Have rights and dignity. & # 39;

The President of the National Council, Wolfgang Sobotka, President Alexander Van der Bellen and Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will take part in a wreath-laying ceremony in the city center on Tuesday

The President of the National Council, Wolfgang Sobotka, President Alexander Van der Bellen and Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will take part in a wreath-laying ceremony in the city center on Tuesday

The Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz shows the President of the Vienna Jewish Community, Oskar Deutsch, how they take part in a wreath-laying ceremony in the city center the day after the fatal rampage

The Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz shows the President of the Vienna Jewish Community, Oskar Deutsch, how they take part in a wreath-laying ceremony in the city center the day after the fatal rampage

Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler, members of the National Council August Woeginger, Doris Bures, member of the National Council Pamela Rendi-Wagner, Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Federal Interior Minister Karl Nehammer, Brigitte Van der Bellen, President Alexander Van der Bellen and President of the National Council Wolfgang Sobotka attends a wreath-laying ceremony in the city center

Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler, members of the National Council August Woeginger, Doris Bures, member of the National Council Pamela Rendi-Wagner, Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Federal Interior Minister Karl Nehammer, Brigitte Van der Bellen, President Alexander Van der Bellen and President of the National Council Wolfgang Sobotka attends a wreath-laying ceremony in the city center

On November 3rd, 2020, a crime scene will be secured behind the police cordon at Schwedenplatz in Sweden after four people were killed in the Austrian capital after several shootings the previous evening

On November 3, 2020, a crime scene was secured behind police cordon at Schwedenplatz in Sweden after four people were killed in the Austrian capital after several shootings the previous evening

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, is welcomed by the Deputy Head of Mission at the Austrian Embassy, ​​Wolfgang Wagner, before he signs a condolence book for the victims of the Vienna attack in Paris on Tuesday

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, is welcomed by the Deputy Head of Mission at the Austrian Embassy, ​​Wolfgang Wagner, before he signs a condolence book for the victims of the Vienna attack in Paris on Tuesday

Fejzulai's lawyer in the 2019 case, Nikolaus Rast, told the public broadcaster ORF that his client was "completely harmless".

"He was a young man who was looking for his place in society, who apparently went to the wrong mosque and ended up in the wrong circles," said Rast.

Fejzulai's family was not strictly religious at all; The family was not radical, ”added Rast. "I still remember the family couldn't believe what had happened to their son."

Fejzulai was born in Vienna and grew up there. He was one of 90 Austrian Islamic radicals known to the secret service because they wanted to travel to Syria. A national newspaper editor tweeted this morning.

How the jihadist led officials to believe he was no threat: The Viennese rifleman said visiting the wrong mosque had misled him and insisted that he renounce ISIS ideals during his terrorist trial

The Viennese shooter Kujtim Fejzulai deceived officials in a 2019 trial by saying he had been misled by the "fake mosque" and had renounced his ISIS ideals.

Fejzulai, 20, was arrested in April 2019 for wanting to travel to Syria to join ISIS. In December, however, he was granted an early release under youth law.

It appeared in Fejzulai's April 2019 trial, in which he said he ended up in the wrong mosque in 2016.

He said at the trial he did not feel disadvantaged growing up and began studying Islam in the middle of puberty.

When asked why he tried to join IS, the Austrian-born terrorist told the judge: “I wanted to leave home. I expected a better life.

"My own apartment, my own income."

But he had earned enough from his summer job in 2018 to buy plane tickets to Kabul, where he had arranged to meet ISIS contacts.

It was only after buying the ticket that Fejzulai realized that he needed a visa to travel to Afghanistan.

Fejzulai arrived in Syria alone on September 1, 2019. He spent two days in a "rat hole," his lawyer told the court, "with no shower, no toilet, no running water."

After two days he was captured by the police and detained in Turkey for four months before being extradited to Austria, where he was tried.

His defense lawyer, Rudolf Mayer, told the court that Fejzulai had denounced his ISIS ideals after his arrest.

He said, “How can I change a suicide bomber's ideology? Not with heavy fines. You have to change your mind.

"If (Fejzulai) had not attended a mosque but a kung fu school, he would have gone to Tibet and become a Shaolin monk."

Despite serving between one and ten years' imprisonment for membership of a criminal organization and a terrorist organization, he was given a reduced prison sentence of 22 months and was released early in December.

Interior Minister Karl Nehammer admitted today that the terrorist had deceived the judiciary's program of de-radicalization.

Fejzulai's lawyer in the 2019 case, Nikolaus Rast, told the public broadcaster ORF that his client was "completely harmless" at the time.

"He was a young man who was looking for his place in society, who apparently went to the wrong mosque and ended up in the wrong circles," said Rast.

Fejzulai's family was not strictly religious at all; The family was not radical, ”added Rast. "I still remember the family couldn't believe what had happened to their son."

He had Albanian roots and his parents were originally from North Macedonia, wrote Falter editor Florian Kenk. The police thought he was unable to plan an attack in Vienna, added Klenk.

Interior Minister Karl Nehammer admitted that the attacker had "deceived" the judiciary's de-radicalization program.

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said this morning: “It is now confirmed that yesterday's attack was clearly an Islamist terrorist attack. It was a hate attack – hatred of our core values, hatred of our way of life, hatred of our democracy, in which all people have equal rights and dignity. & # 39;

His government ordered three days of official mourning on Tuesday, with flags being hoisted at half mast on public buildings until Thursday.

Angela Merkel called Islamist terror the "common enemy" and said that "the fight against these assassins and those who instigate them is our common fight".

Authorities were still trying to determine if any more attackers could be on the run for much of Tuesday and people were ordered to stay home and children were not sent to school. Around 1,000 police officers were on duty in the city this morning.

The rampage took place on the last evening before Austria stepped into the background amid rising coronavirus rates. The country's bars and restaurants closed from midnight and people flocked to enjoy one final night of freedom.

The first recordings could be heard around 8 p.m. in the heart of the city near the central synagogue and the world-famous opera house.

Up to 100 shots from an automatic rifle were heard by a witness.

A total of six crime scenes were set up in the Innere Stadt – a small area of ​​Vienna's old town.

One of these barriers is in a well-known restaurant at Ruprechtsplatz 1, where the waitress was shot.

Another victim was killed at the meat market and another at the Franz Josefs Kai near the river.

Further down in Franz Josefs Kai, the murderer fired and seriously injured a 28-year-old police officer.

Fejzulai was shot near the restaurant at Ruprechtsplatz 1, where he killed the waitress, nine minutes after his attack began.

Video footage showed the suspect in white overalls firing seemingly random shots as he ran through the cobblestone streets of the Austrian capital.

Other clips showed the man gunning down a person outside a bar with a long-barreled gun. He walked down the street before going back to the crumpled body of his victim and then firing at him again, this time with a pistol.

Oskar Deutsch, the head of Vienna's Jewish community, said the shooting took place on the street where the city's main synagogue is, but it was not clear whether the House of Worship was targeted.

The synagogue was already closed at the time of the shooting, tweeted Deutsch. A neighboring restaurant was also closed.

Rabbi Shlomo Hofmeister said he saw at least one person shoot at people sitting outside of bars on the street under his window.

"They shot at least 100 rounds right in front of our building," said Hofmeister. & # 39; All of these bars have tables outside. This evening is the last evening before the lockdown. From midnight onwards, all bars and restaurants in Austria will be closed for the next month and many people probably wanted to use that evening to go out. & # 39;

As part of the search for the shootings, Austrian police officers search two civilians who are not believed to be behind the attack

As part of the search for the shootings, Austrian police officers search two civilians who are not believed to be behind the attack

A photo shared on social media of officers looking for people on the street after the attack. They are not believed to be suspects, but police took every precaution when they roamed the city last night

A photo shared on social media of officers looking for people on the street after the attack. They are not believed to be suspects, but police took every precaution when they roamed the city last night

A photo shared on social media of officers looking for people on the street after the attack. They are not believed to be suspects, but police took every precaution when they roamed the city last night

Armed police officers stand with a dog near the State Opera in the center of Vienna on Monday while the manhunt continues

Armed police officers stand with a dog near the State Opera in the center of Vienna on Monday while the manhunt continues

After several shootings in the first district of Vienna yesterday evening, a bloody footprint is visible on medical equipment

After several shootings in the first district of Vienna yesterday evening, a bloody footprint is visible on medical equipment

Officers move through the streets with rifles last night, a pedestrian is placed against the wall and searched. He is not believed to be a suspect, but the officers met all the requirements

Officers move through the streets with rifles last night, a pedestrian is placed against the wall and searched. He is not believed to be a suspect, but officials made all the predictions

Radical Islam in the spotlight in North Macedonia

Northern Macedonia, a small landlocked country in south-eastern Europe, is in the spotlight after it was revealed that one of its citizens with dual Austrian citizenship killed four people in an Islamist terrorist attack.

Kujtim Fejzulai's parents are believed to come from an ethnically diverse state which, like its Western European counterparts, has fought to contain violent extremism on the fringes of its Muslim minority.

Like many countries in Europe, North Macedonia was a country of origin for foreign fighters who joined the Islamic state group and other jihadist causes in the Middle East from 2012.

A total of 150 citizens, including fighters and their wives, left the Balkan country for Syria, of which, according to the police, around half have returned.

While neighbors like Kosovo exported higher numbers of fighters per capita, North Macedonia had the highest rate in the Western Balkans relative to the size of its Muslim population, according to a 2018 report by the British Council.

Most came from Albanian districts in the capital Skopje, other predominantly Albanian communities and from the large diaspora of Albanian origin in Western Europe.

Fejzulai is said to have Albanian roots.

While the outflow of jihadists abroad almost completely ceased in 2016, North Macedonia has since faced the threat of attacks at home among returnees and other ISIS sympathizers.

The police have foiled several terrorist attacks in recent years.

Most recently, in September, police arrested three men in their twenties who were accused of storing weapons for an ISIS-related "terrorist cell".

In February 2019, the authorities also said they had prevented "acts of terror" by IS supporters without going into detail.

A Turkish citizen, Recep Tayyip Gultekin, shared how he barely escaped death when he brought an injured woman and then the battered police officer to safety during the attack.

Gultekin was out with a friend when they heard gunshots, he told Turkish state news agency Anadolu.

"After I took the woman to a nearby restaurant, the terrorist pointed his gun at me," Gultekin said.

He threw himself on the ground to avoid being hit by the rifle, but was wounded.

Although he shot his foot, he and his friend managed to get to a nearby police station where they said they saw the wounded policeman.

Gultekin and his friend helped get the 28-year-old officer to an ambulance.

The gunman "shot wildly with an automatic weapon" before police arrived to intervene, witnesses said.

"It sounded like a blast, then we realized that it was gunfire," said a witness quoted by the public broadcaster ORF.

Footage believed to have been taken near the scene showed people crouching and weaving as they ran for cover, with gunfire being fired.

The police cordoned off much of the city's historic center overnight and urged the public to seek refuge.

Many were forced to seek refuge in hotels and restaurants as police patrolled the streets warning people to stay inside fearing that several armed men were at large.

About 20 ended up at Hotel Wandl, where a receptionist "acted selflessly and without fear" to let people hide in it, reported Der Standard.

Norbert Suchanek, manager of the hotel, told the newspaper that his receptionist made sure no panic spread when it became clear that the police would not let anyone go.

The manager said other hotels turned people away and the receptionist received praise from many guests for his actions over breakfast on Tuesday.

In the nearby Hotel Am Stephansplatz, three rooms were opened yesterday evening for people who were forced to flee the street for fear of their lives.

One waiter described how the police told them, "You must all stay inside because there is likely a dead person there."

"At first I thought we might be doing an American movie or that they were drinking too much," said 42-year-old waiter Jimmy Eroglu.

Police vehicles block a street near Schwedenplatz after an exchange of fire in Vienna. A large part of Vienna's inner city is closed

Police vehicles block a street near Schwedenplatz after an exchange of fire in Vienna. A large part of Vienna's inner city is closed

The Viennese police said in a Twitter post that there were "six different locations" with "one deceased person" and "several injured people".

The Vienna police said in a Twitter post that there were "six different locations" with "one deceased person" and "several injured people".

Police officers search a car in the middle of the manhunt in Vienna on Monday evening

Police officers search a car in the middle of the manhunt in Vienna on Monday evening

Armed police officers guarded the main entrance of the State Opera in the center of Vienna last night after the shootings

Armed police officers guarded the main entrance of the State Opera in the center of Vienna last night after the shootings

Two pedestrians were ordered to the ground in the center of Vienna last night as officials took all precautions to secure the city's streets

Two pedestrians were ordered to the ground in downtown Vienna last night as officials took every precaution to secure the city's streets

Armed police check people in a car near Schwedenplatz in the center of Vienna after the shootings that evening

Bewaffnete Polizisten kontrollieren Personen in einem Auto in der Nähe des Schwedenplatzes im Zentrum von Wien nach den Schießereien an diesem Abend

Ein schwer bewaffneter Polizist bewacht am Montagabend nach einer Schießerei den Schwedenplatz im Zentrum von Wien

Ein schwer bewaffneter Polizist bewacht am Montagabend nach einer Schießerei den Schwedenplatz im Zentrum von Wien

Österreichs oberster Sicherheitsbeamter sagte, die Behörden glauben, dass mehrere Angreifer beteiligt waren und der Vorfall die meiste Zeit der Nacht aktiv war, wobei die Leute aufgefordert wurden, drinnen zu bleiben

Österreichs oberster Sicherheitsbeamter sagte, die Behörden glauben, dass mehrere Angreifer beteiligt waren und der Vorfall die meiste Zeit der Nacht aktiv war, wobei die Leute aufgefordert wurden, drinnen zu bleiben

Ein Polizeiwagen blockiert letzte Nacht eine zentrale Durchgangsstraße, da der schreckliche Aktivist stundenlang als aktive Situation behandelt wurde

Ein Polizeiwagen blockiert letzte Nacht eine zentrale Durchgangsstraße, da der schreckliche Aktivist stundenlang als aktive Situation behandelt wurde

Die Polizei forderte die Menschen auf, alle Freiflächen und öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel in der Stadt zu meiden. Die Polizei sagte, Straßenbahnen und Busse hielten nicht an und forderte die Social-Media-Nutzer auf, keine Videos über den Polizeieinsatz zu posten

Die Polizei forderte die Menschen auf, alle Freiflächen und öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel in der Stadt zu meiden. Die Polizei sagte, Straßenbahnen und Busse hielten nicht an und forderte die Social-Media-Nutzer auf, keine Videos über den Polizeieinsatz zu posten

Ein österreichischer Polizist überblickt nach einer Schießerei in der Innenstadt ein Gebiet in Wien. Nach Angaben der Polizei wurden am Montagabend im Zentrum von Wien mehrere Schüsse abgefeuert, während Medien berichteten, dass es in der Nähe einer Synagoge zu einem Angriff gekommen sei

Ein österreichischer Polizist überblickt nach einer Schießerei in der Innenstadt ein Gebiet in Wien. Nach Angaben der Polizei wurden am Montagabend im Zentrum von Wien mehrere Schüsse abgefeuert, während Medien berichteten, dass es in der Nähe einer Synagoge zu einem Angriff gekommen sei

Die Polizei blockiert eine Straße in der Nähe des Schwedenplatzes nach einer Schießerei in Wien am Montagabend, bei der vier Menschen ums Leben kamen

Die Polizei blockiert eine Straße in der Nähe des Schwedenplatzes nach einer Schießerei in Wien am Montagabend, bei der vier Menschen ums Leben kamen

Bewaffnete Polizisten gehen nach dem Angriff an diesem Abend durch die Straßen von Wien. Eine Fahndung soll im Gange sein

Bewaffnete Polizisten gehen nach dem Angriff an diesem Abend durch die Straßen von Wien. Eine Fahndung soll im Gange sein

Es wird angenommen, dass in der Nähe der Szene schockierende Aufnahmen gemacht wurden, die Menschen zeigen, die sich ducken und weben, während sie in Deckung rennen, wobei Aufnahmen erklingen

Es wird angenommen, dass in der Nähe der Szene schockierende Aufnahmen gemacht wurden, die Menschen zeigen, die sich ducken und weben, während sie in Deckung rennen, wobei Aufnahmen erklingen

"Wir sind mit Ihnen gegen den Terror vereint": Boris Johnson und andere europäische Staats- und Regierungschefs drücken nach dem Wiener Terroranschlag einen "tiefen Schock" aus

Politicians from across Europe have shared their support for Austria following tonight's shocking attack in Vienna.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: 'I am deeply shocked by the terrible attacks in Vienna tonight. The UK's thoughts are with the people of Austria – we stand united with you against terror.

Home Secretary Priti Patel tweeted: 'Deeply shocked and saddened by the incident that has taken place in Vienna this evening. My thoughts are with everyone who has been affected and we stand ready to support in any way we can.'

French President Emmanuel Macron vowed Europe would not bow to terrorists following the shootings in Vienna on Monday in which at least two people including one attacker died and several more were injured.

'We French share the shock and sorrow of the Austrian people following the attack in Vienna,' Macron tweeted in both French and German.

'After France, it is a friendly nation that has been attacked. This is our Europe. Our enemies must know who they're dealing with. We will concede nothing.'

Germany's foreign ministry said Monday that 'we cannot give in to hate that is supposed to divide our societies' following shootings in Austrian capital Vienna that left two dead, including one attacker, and several injured.

'Even if we can't yet foresee the extent of the terror, our thoughts are with the wounded and the victims in these difficult hours,' the ministry wrote on Twitter, calling the news from neighbouring Austria.

Robert Schneider, who lives in central Vienna, went out and found two lasers trained on his chest.

'Hands up, take off your jacket,' officers shouted at him, the 39-year-old told AFP. 'We had seen nothing, heard nothing. We are in shock.'

Vienna police urged people to avoid all open spaces and public transport in the city. They also said trams and buses were not stopping and urged social media users not to post videos of the police operation, so as not to endanger officers.

Photos and videos from the scene show police officers searching restaurants, cars and people as part of the manhunt.

Czech police said they had started random checks on the country's border with Austria following Monday's attack.

'Police are carrying out random checks of vehicles and passengers on border crossings with Austria as a preventive measure in relation to the terror attack in Vienna,' the police tweeted.

Reacting to the attack, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: 'I am deeply shocked by the terrible attacks in Vienna tonight. The UK's thoughts are with the people of Austria – we stand united with you against terror.

Home Secretary Priti Patel tweeted: 'Deeply shocked and saddened by the incident that has taken place in Vienna this evening. My thoughts are with everyone who has been affected and we stand ready to support in any way we can.'

French President Emmanuel Macron vowed Europe would not bow to terrorists following the shootings in Vienna on Monday in which at least two people including one attacker died and several more were injured.

'We French share the shock and sorrow of the Austrian people following the attack in Vienna,' Macron tweeted in both French and German.

'After France, it is a friendly nation that has been attacked. This is our Europe. Our enemies must know who they're dealing with. We will concede nothing.'

US President Donald Trump said in a tweet 'our prayers are with the people of Vienna after yet another vile act of terrorism in Europe.'

'These evil attacks against innocent people must stop. The U.S. stands with Austria, France, and all of Europe in the fight against terrorists, including radical Islamic terrorists.'

Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu wrote: 'Israel condemns the brutal attack in Vienna and stands in total solidarity with Austria. Civilized peoples everywhere must unite to defeat the savagery of resurgent Islamist terrorism.'

The rampage comes on the last evening before Austria goes into lockdown, with bars and restaurants in the country closed from midnight

The rampage comes on the last evening before Austria goes into lockdown, with bars and restaurants in the country closed from midnight

Opera guests leave the state opera under the supervision of armed policemen on Monday night, in the center of Vienna after the shootings

Opera guests leave the state opera under the supervision of armed policemen on Monday night, in the center of Vienna after the shootings

Vienna police said in a Twitter post there had been 'six different shooting locations' last night as they helped people leave the opera house

Vienna police said in a Twitter post there had been 'six different shooting locations' last night as they helped people leave the opera house

Police stand guard on a street in Vienna last night as security forces told people to remain indoors during chaotic scenes in the capital of Austria

Police stand guard on a street in Vienna last night as security forces told people to remain indoors during chaotic scenes in the capital of Austria

Heavily armed police officers who moved in last night as at least one gunman terrorised the Austrian capital

Heavily armed police officers who moved in last night as at least one gunman terrorised the Austrian capital

Armed Austrian policemen stop traffic from a pedestrian and shopping area in Vienna on Monday night

Armed Austrian policemen stop traffic from a pedestrian and shopping area in Vienna on Monday night

Turkish national Recep Tayyip Gultekin, who helped carry the wounded 28-year-old police officer to safety after being caught in the crossfire himself on Monday night

Turkish national Recep Tayyip Gultekin, who helped carry the wounded 28-year-old police officer to safety after being caught in the crossfire himself on Monday night

Turkish national Recep Tayyip Gultekin, who helped carry the wounded 28-year-old police officer to safety after being caught in the crossfire himself on Monday night

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden condemned what he called a 'horrific terrorist attack,' adding, 'We must all stand united against hate and violence.'

Germany's foreign ministry said Monday 'we cannot give in to hate that is supposed to divide our societies' following shootings in Austrian capital Vienna that left two dead, including one attacker, and several injured.

'Even if we can't yet foresee the extent of the terror, our thoughts are with the wounded and the victims in these difficult hours,' the ministry wrote on Twitter, calling the news from neighbouring Austria.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said there was 'no room for hatred and violence in our common European home,' while his foreign minister Luigi Di Maio tweeted that 'Europe must react'.

Austrian public broadcaster ORF cited witnesses saying several shots were first fired shortly after 8pm local time.

Another Austrian newspaper reported the attack was on the street that houses the city's main synagogue.

Heavily armed police on the streets of Vienna last night after a terror attack which left four dead

Heavily armed police on the streets of Vienna last night after a terror attack which left four dead

Police stand guard on a street in Vienna, capital of Austria, last night following the attack

Police stand guard on a street in Vienna, capital of Austria, last night following the attack

A line of police vans in the city centre last night as a manhunt was launched to find at least one other attacker

A line of police vans in the city centre last night as a manhunt was launched to find at least one other attacker

Police officers stand guard after the city was shutdown by authorities last night who warned people to stay inside

Police officers stand guard after the city was shutdown by authorities last night who warned people to stay inside

Armed police arrive at the first district near the state opera in central Vienna on Monday night following the shooting near the central synagogue

Armed police arrive at the first district near the state opera in central Vienna on Monday night following the shooting near the central synagogue

A broken plate lies on the ground next to chairs and tables of a cafe near Stephansplatz in Vienna on Tuesday monring

Knocked over chairs in a central cafe this morning

A broken plate lies on the ground next to chairs and tables of a cafe near Stephansplatz in Vienna on Tuesday monring

Police officer stands guard this morning next to a shattered glass bus shelter following gun battles in the capital last night

Police officer stands guard this morning next to a shattered glass bus shelter following gun battles in the capital last night

Police officers investigate near Schwedenplatz square in the center of Vienna on Tuesday morning

Police officers investigate near Schwedenplatz square in the center of Vienna on Tuesday morning

Forensic investigators work in central Vienna on Tuesday morning after last night's barbaric attack

Forensic investigators work in central Vienna on Tuesday morning after last night's barbaric attack

Drinks left over stand on a table of a cafe near Stephansplatz in Vienna on Tuesday morning after the shooting attack

Drinks left over stand on a table of a cafe near Stephansplatz in Vienna on Tuesday morning after the shooting attack

In 1981, two people were killed and 18 injured during an attack by two Palestinians at the same Vienna synagogue. In 1985, a Palestinian extremist group killed three civilians in an attack at the airport.

But in recent years, Austria has been spared the sort of large-scale attacks seen in Paris, Berlin and London.

In August, authorities arrested a 31-year-old Syrian refugee suspected of trying to attack a Jewish community leader in the country's second city Graz. The leader was unhurt.

The attack comes just four days after a knife-wielding Tunisian man beheaded a woman and killed two other people in Nice, France before being shot by police.

Brahim Aoussaoui, 21, allegedly beheaded Nadine Devillers, 60, slit the throat of sexton Vincent Loques, 55, and stabbed mother-of-three Simone Barreto Silva, 44, to death in the horrifying attack.

On October 16, history teacher Samuel Paty was decapitated for showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a civics class discussion on free speech on October 16.

He became the subject of an online hate campaign over his choice of lesson material – the same images which unleashed a bloody assault by Islamist gunmen on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo five years ago.

The father of one of Paty's pupils, who started the social media campaign even though his daughter was not in class when the cartoons were shown, is among seven people charged over the attack.

He had exchanged messages with the killer, 18-year-old Chechnya-born Abdullakh Anzorov, via WhatsApp in the days leading up to the murder.

Ricard said two teenagers – aged 14 and 15 – were also among the those being prosecuted for their part in a group who shared €300-350 (£270-£315) offered by the killer to help identify Paty.

The pair stayed with Anzorov for more than two hours waiting for the 47-year-old father of one even after the killer told them he wanted to 'humiliate and strike' Paty over the Muhammad caricatures, seen as offensive by many Muslims.

Anzorov decapitated Paty with a knife and tweeted an image of the teacher's severed head on Twitter before he was shot dead by police.

Timeline of terror: How Europe has been decimated by extremist attacks in recent years

October 29 2020 – Nice stabbing

Brahim Aoussaoui, 21, (pictured) allegedly beheaded Nadine Devillers, 60, slit the throat of sexton Vincent Loques, 55, and stabbed mother-of-three Simone Barreto Silva, 44, to death in a horrifying attack in Nice

Brahim Aoussaoui, 21, (pictured) allegedly beheaded Nadine Devillers, 60, slit the throat of sexton Vincent Loques, 55, and stabbed mother-of-three Simone Barreto Silva, 44, to death in a horrifying attack in Nice

A woman was beheaded and three other people killed in a knife attack at Nice Notre-Dame Basilica on October 29.

Brahim Aoussaoui, 21, allegedly beheaded Nadine Devillers, 60, slit the throat of sexton Vincent Loques, 55, and stabbed mother-of-three Simone Barreto Silva, 44, to death in the horrifying attack.

Aoussaoui transited through Italy last month en route to France.

During the attack last week, Aoussaoui arrived in Nice at around 6.30am via the railway station, where he quickly changed his clothes.

CCTV then showed him arriving in the church at 8.30am and staying there for nearly half an hour.

French anti-terror prosecutors said Aoussaoui attacked worshippers in the heart of the Mediterranean resort city with a foot-long blade.

October 16 2020 – Beheading of Samuel Paty in France

History teacher Samuel Paty (pictured) was decapitated for showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a civics class discussion on free speech on October 16

History teacher Samuel Paty (pictured) was decapitated for showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a civics class discussion on free speech on October 16

History teacher Samuel Paty was decapitated for showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a civics class discussion on free speech on October 16.

He became the subject of an online hate campaign over his choice of lesson material – the same images which unleashed a bloody assault by Islamist gunmen on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo five years ago.

The father of one of Paty's pupils, who started the social media campaign even though his daughter was not in class when the cartoons were shown, is among seven people charged over the attack.

He had exchanged messages with the killer, 18-year-old Chechnya-born Abdullakh Anzorov, via WhatsApp in the days leading up to the murder.

Ricard said that two teenagers – aged 14 and 15 – were also among the those being prosecuted for their part in a group who shared €300-350 (£270-£315) offered by the killer to help identify Paty.

The pair stayed with Anzorov for more than two hours waiting for the 47-year-old father of one even after the killer told them he wanted to 'humiliate and strike' Paty over the Muhammad caricatures, seen as offensive by many Muslims.

Anzorov decapitated Paty with a knife and tweeted an image of the teacher's severed head on Twitter before he was shot dead by police.

French President Emmanuel Macron watched the coffin of slain teacher Samuel Paty being carried into the courtyard of the Sorbonne university during a national memorial event in Paris last night

French President Emmanuel Macron watched the coffin of slain teacher Samuel Paty being carried into the courtyard of the Sorbonne university during a national memorial event in Paris last night

October 12 2020 – Zagreb shooting

Danijel Bezuk, 22, fired shots at a Croatian government building using an assault rifle.

Bezuk wounded a police officer in the attack before taking his own life.

October 4 2020 – Dresden stabbing

One German tourist was stabbed to death and another injured in an attack in Dresden on October 4.

Abdullah AHH, 20 – a young Syrian ISIS supporter – was arrested.

He was previously  jailed for two years and nine months in 2018 as an 18-year-old and was released from jail just five days before he allegedly attacked and wounded the visitors from western Germany in downtown Dresden.

The victims, one aged 53 and the other 55, were German men from the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia on vacation in Dresden, according to the police.

They were severely injured in the knife attack and the 55-year-old later died.

Syrian ISIS supporter Abdullah AHH (pictured), 20, was arrested after a tourist was stabbed to death and another seriously injured in the eastern German city of Dresden on October 4, authorities said today

Syrian ISIS supporter Abdullah AHH (pictured), 20, was arrested after a tourist was stabbed to death and another seriously injured in the eastern German city of Dresden on October 4, authorities said today

September 25 2020 –  Stabbing in Paris outside the former offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine

Two people were stabbed with a meat cleaver in Paris on September 25 this year.

The attack happened near the former offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine, where Islamist militants carried out a deadly attack in 2015.

The September attack was dubbed an 'act of Islamist terrorism' by France's interior minister and two suspects were arrested separately shortly after the stabbing.

Police arrested two men – a 'main perpetrator' and another suspect – after one was spotted with blood dripping from his clothes near the Opera Bastille. The other was stopped at a Metro station.

The main suspect is said to be an 18-year-old called Ali, who was known to the police, while the second man was described as a 33-year-old Algerian.

Three others were also later detained in relation to the attack, a judicial source said.

Two people were stabbed with a meat cleaver in Paris on September 25 this year. Pictured: A suspect being detained after the attack

Two people were stabbed with a meat cleaver in Paris on September 25 this year. Pictured: A suspect being detained after the attack

'Knife-obsessed' terrorist Sudesh Amman, 20, was shot dead by police after stabbing two people in Streatham in February

'Knife-obsessed' terrorist Sudesh Amman, 20, was shot dead by police after stabbing two people in Streatham in February

February 2 2020 – Streatham stabbing

'Knife-obsessed' terrorist Sudesh Amman, 20, was shot dead by police after stabbing two people in Streatham in February.

He went on a rampage in south London, stabbing a man in his 40s in the stomach and a female cyclist in her 50s in the back, though both survived.

Amman, from Harrow, was automatically released from prison just a few days before the attack.

He was jailed for three years and four months in December 2018 after he pleaded guilty to possessing and distributing terrorist documents.

The then-18-year-old fantasised about carrying out a terror attack with a blade or with acid while riding a moped and also shared Al Qaeda propaganda on a WhatsApp group used by his family.

Wearing a fake suicide vest, Amman stole a £3.99 blade from a convenience store and stabbed the man, in his 40s, in the stomach before knifing a female cyclist, in her 50s, in the back.

Armed police were on the scene within minutes, having been following him because they suspected he was going to launch a terrorist attack imminently. After he failed to stop, Amman was shot dead outside a Boots chemist.

After the rampage, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the government would announce further plans for 'fundamental changes to the system for dealing with those convicted of terrorism offences' on Monday.

A Whitehall source claimed he was released despite concerns because the law didn't give them the power to keep him in jail.

Amman (pictured on the floor) went on a rampage in south London, stabbing a man in his 40s in the stomach and a female cyclist in her 50s in the back, though both survived

Amman (pictured on the floor) went on a rampage in south London, stabbing a man in his 40s in the stomach and a female cyclist in her 50s in the back, though both survived

November 29, 2019 – London Bridge stabbing

Terrorist Usman Khan, 28, killed Cambridge University graduates Saskia Jones, 23, and Jack Merritt, 25, during a prisoner rehabilitation event near London Bridge on November 29 last year.

Khan, who was armed with two knives and wore a fake suicide vest, was tackled by members of the public with a narwhal tusk, a decorative pike and fire extinguisher.

The attacker, who had been living alone in Stafford, was then shot dead by police on London Bridge.

A bystander of the terror attack is seen attempting to fight off Usman Khan with a narwhal tusk on London Bridge, Khan was later shot dead by police on the bridge

A bystander of the terror attack is seen attempting to fight off Usman Khan with a narwhal tusk on London Bridge, Khan was later shot dead by police on the bridge

October 9, 2019 – Halle synagogue shooting

Anti-Semite Stephan Balliet, 28, allegedly shot dead Jana Lange, 40, who witnessed him struggling to get into a synagogue in 2019.

He also shot 20-year-old football fan Kevin S, who had been working at a building site nearby, a court heard.

He is also accused of repeatedly trying but failing to force his way into the synagogue with 52 worshippers inside.

October 3, 2019 – Paris police headquarters stabbing

Police employee Mickael Harpon, 45, stabbed four colleagues to death after it was revealed he openly praised the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

Harpon left headquarters only to return with an oyster knife and a 13-inch kitchen knife, slitting the throat of at least one of his victims. He was shot dead by a policeman.

Computer expert Harpon had caused serious concern among colleagues as far back as 2015 when he defended the massacre of 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper by two brothers vowing allegiance to Al-Qaeda.

Mickael Harpon, 45, was shot dead by a policeman after he stabbed four colleagues to death in a frenzied attack at Paris police headquarters

Two emergency service members attend the corpse of Harpon outside the famed police headquarters in the centre of Paris

Mickael Harpon, 45, was shot dead by a policeman after he stabbed four colleagues to death in a frenzied attack at Paris police headquarters. Right: Two emergency service members attend the corpse of Harpon outside the famed police headquarters in the centre of Paris

August 10, 2019 – Bærum mosque shooting

A gunman injured one man when he opened fire on the Al-Noor Islamic Centre, just outside of Oslo.

Philip Manshaus, a 21-year-old Norwegian, was sentenced to 21 years in prison for terrorism and murder.

He is also accused of killing his younger stepsister while she slept in her bed. She suffered a gunshot to her chest and three bullets to her head.

June 2, 2019 – Murder of Walter Luebcke

Walter Luebcke, who was known to have pro-migrant views, was found dead at his home in the city of Kassel on June 2, 2019.

Luebcke – who was a politician and colleague of Chancellor Angela Merkel – had been shot dead at close range by a single shot to the head.

An autopsy ruled out suicide as a cause of death in what appeared to be an assassination-style hit.

German neo-Nazi Stephan Ernst, 46, admitted to the killing.

Federal prosecutors have said Ernst was motivated by 'racism and xenophobia' when he shot Luebcke in the head.

Walter Luebcke, who was known to have pro-migrant views, was found dead at his home in the city of Kassel on June 2, 2019

Walter Luebcke, who was known to have pro-migrant views, was found dead at his home in the city of Kassel on June 2, 2019

May 24, 2019 – Lyon bomb explosion

Thirteen people – including a young girl – were wounded after nail bomb went off outside a bakery in Lyon on May 24.

A 24-year-old man was arrested and police at the time said he was a suspect bomber.

He had been the target of an extensive manhunt after the explosive device was placed in front of the bakery near the corner of two crowded pedestrian streets in the historic centre of Lyon.

Police circulated photos of the suspect on Twitter, leading to 'several dozen' calls from people with information.

Sources close to the investigation suspected the explosive was acetone peroxide, or APEX, a volatile compound used in the deadly Paris attacks on November 13, 2015.

Investigators recovered small screws, ball bearings and batteries along with a printed circuit and a remote-controlled trigger device. Officials later said the charge was relatively weak.

Thirteen people were wounded in the blast – eight women, four men and a 10-year-old girl – of whom 11 needed hospital treatment.

March 18, 2019 – Dutch tram shooting

Gokmen Tanis, 38, shot four people dead in a gun attack on a Dutch tram on March 18.

He was jailed for life after being found guilty of murder with a terrorist motive over an attack on a tram near Utrech central station.

Tanis carried out his attack by shooting people from close range with a silenced pistol on a tram in the Dutch city around 10.45am.

One victim, a 19-year-old woman, was shot while talking on the phone with her boss. Another was shot as she leaped from the tram, Dutch News reported.

Tanis then got off the tram and shot another person sitting behind the wheel of a car before fleeing.

Several people reported hearing Tanis shouting 'Allahu Akbar' as he fired the shots, while he also left behind a note in a stolen car which said 'I'm doing this for my belief. You are killing Muslims.

'You want to take our belief away from us, but it won't work.'

Five people were injured in total, four of whom later died of their wounds.

Recent violent attacks by radicalised mentally ill people are 'impossible to distinguish' from terrorism, a new report by Europol has warned. Gokmen Tanis (above), 38, who shot four people dead on a tram in Utrecht, Netherlands, on March 18, 2019, was convicted for terrorism - but his personality disorder played an important part in motivating him to carry out the attack

Recent violent attacks by radicalised mentally ill people are 'impossible to distinguish' from terrorism, a new report by Europol has warned. Gokmen Tanis (above), 38, who shot four people dead on a tram in Utrecht, Netherlands, on March 18, 2019, was convicted for terrorism – but his personality disorder played an important part in motivating him to carry out the attack

April 7, 2018 – Munster car attack

Interior designer and bodybuilder Jens Ruther, 48, drove a van into a group of people sitting outside a restaurant in the old city centre of Muenster in Germany.

He killed two in the attack before shooting himself.

He is understood to have been a heavy metal fanatic who had been 'badly affected' by narrowly missing the attacks on the Bataclan in Paris in 2015.

He had told friends of his 'shock' that he had attended a concert at the Bataclan shortly before the ISIS atrocity that left 89 dead.

March 23, 2018 – Carcassonne and Trebes attacks

Radouane Lakdim went on a rampage through Carcassonne and Trebes that saw him hold up a car, fire on police and take hostages in a supermarket, screaming 'Allahu Akbar'. Security forces then stormed the building and killed him.

Jean Mazieres, 60, was killed by Lakdim during the carjacking; Christian Medves, 50, was shot in the supermarket, where he worked as a butcher; and construction worker Herve Sosna, 65, was a customer in the supermarket.

Hero gendarme Arnaud Beltrame died after swapping places with a hostage.

June 3, 2017 – London Bridge attack

Three attackers rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge then stabbed revellers in nearby bars, killing eight people and injuring at least 48.

Islamic State says its militants are responsible.

May 22, 2017 – Manchester Arena bombing

Salman Abedi kills 22 children and adults and wounds 59 at crowded Manchester arena, as crowds begin to leave a concert by US singer Ariana Grande.

A suicide bomber kills 22 children and adults (some pictured) and wounds 59 in Manchester

A suicide bomber kills 22 children and adults (some pictured) and wounds 59 in Manchester

Crowds were beginning to leave the concert by US singer Ariana Grande when the bomb went off (some victims pictured

Crowds were beginning to leave the concert by US singer Ariana Grande when the bomb went off (some victims pictured

March 22, 2017 – Westminster attack

Khalid Masood, 52, drove a 4×4 vehicle at pedestrians at speeds of up to 76mph on Westminster bridge.

He then stabbed PC Keith Palmer to death which the officer was guarding the main vehicle entrance to parliament.

Six people died – including Masood who was shot by a police officer – and at least 20 were injured in what police called a 'marauding terrorist attack'.

December 19, 2016 – Berlin Christmas market attack

Anis Amri drove a truck  into a crowded Christmas market in central Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring 48.

The truck's original driver Łukasz Urban was found dead in the passenger seat after he was shot.

The vehicle's automatic breaks eventually stopped the attacker – who was then killed four days later in a shoot out.

July 26, 2016 – Normandy church attack

Adel Kermiche and Abdel Malik Petitjean – both 19 – killed 85-year-old priest Jacques Hamel with a blade and seriously wounded one other hostage in a church in northern France before being shot dead by French police.

The two hostage-takers had pledged allegiance to Islamic State. They were shot dead when trying to leave the church.

July 22, 2016 – Munich shooting

David Ali Sonboly, 18, shot dead nine people at a Munich shopping mall before turning the gun on himself, having spent a year planning the rampage.

Police said the German-Iranian teen was 'obsessed' with mass murderers such Norwegian right-wing fanatic Anders Behring Breivik and had no links to the Islamic State (IS) group.

The attack was carried out on the fifth anniversary of twin attacks by Norwegian mass murderer Breivik that killed 77 people.

July 14, 2016 – Nice truck attack

On Bastille Day Tunisian-born local Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel drove a 19-tonne truck into a crowd celebrating the national holiday on the Promenade des Anglais.

A total of 86 people were killed, and some 434 were injured in the terrorist atrocity.

Lahouaiej-Bouhlel suffered from psychiatric problems, but he claimed a loose affiliation to ISIS before carrying out the crime, which ended with him also being shot dead.

March 22, 2016 – Brussels bombings

Three Islamic State suicide bombers, all Belgian nationals, blew themselves up at Brussels airport and in a metro train in the Belgian capital, killing 32 people. At least 300 people were injured.

Police found links with attacks in Paris the previous November.

November 13, 2015 – Paris attacks

Paris is rocked by multiple, near simultaneous gun-and-bomb attacks on entertainment sites around the city, in which 130 people die and 368 are wounded. Islamic State claimed responsibility.

Two of the 10 known perpetrators were Belgian citizens and three others were French.

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