Vienna | The Armed Forces on the Streets – Kurtz addresses a discourse
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Published on 03/11/2020 at 09:39

Another victim succumbed to his injuries in yesterday’s attack in Vienna, the Austrian news agency APA reported today. This increases the death toll to four people and a perpetrator.

The Kurier newspaper also reported, citing Vienna Mayor Michael Ludwig, that a fourth person had been killed in addition to the perpetrator, who had been shot dead by the police.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz will chair an emergency cabinet meeting this morning and then address the people after the terrorist attack in central Vienna last night.

Kurtz will meet with his ministers via video conference at 09:00 (10:00 Cyprus time) before delivering the sermon at 10:00 (11:00), the APA news agency reports.

At least one of the suspects in the attack last night escaped arrest, according to Austrian authorities, while one was killed.

Speaking on the ZiB Spezial TV show, the Austrian Chancellor stressed that the attack was undoubtedly a terrorist act, but added that the motives of the perpetrators were not clear. According to the head of government, it is not yet clear whether the situation will have normalized within the day. “We are currently experiencing difficult times for our democracy,” Kurtz said earlier last night, thanking the police and first aid officials who “risked their lives for our safety, especially today.”

The federal government has decided that the armed forces will take over the guarding of buildings in Vienna, for which the security forces are normally responsible, so that the police can focus on dealing with terrorists.

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UN Secretary-General’s condolences to the families of the victims of the attack in Vienna

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the terrorist act that took place in Vienna yesterday and expressed his condolences to the families of the victims.

According to a statement issued by his services, “the Secretary-General is watching with great concern the situation that is still ongoing in the center of Vienna, where armed attacks have been reported in many places.”

Guterres “expresses his deepest condolences” to the families of the dead and “wishes a speedy recovery to the injured,” he added. The UN Secretary-General “strongly condemns these attacks and reaffirms the United Nations’ solidarity with the people and government of Austria,” the statement said.

With information from: CNA / ANA MPA / ΑPA

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