ISIS took credit for the terrorist attack in Vienna, Austria, without providing any evidence for the attack.
The statement was accompanied by a picture of a bearded man, named “Abu Dagnah Al-Albany,” saying he attacked crowds in central Vienna on Monday with a gun and a machine gun, before he was killed himself by Austrian police.
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Austrian police have arrested 14 people linked to the main suspect in the Vienna attack, Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said at a news conference on Tuesday.
Two suspects were also arrest by police in Switzerland, Zurich.
“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 which are being carried out by the responsible authorities,” Swiss police said in a statement.
A 20-year-old Austrian-North Macedonian dual citizen, shot by police at the scene, is the chief suspect in the attack which left four dead and 22 injured. He was neutralized in just nine minutes.
However, Vienna Mayor Michael Ludwig said the number of civilians injured was 23, not counting one who died in the hospital.
Of these 24, one died, 10 have been released and 13 are still being treated, of whom three are in critical condition, he said.
Without the rapid intervention of law enforcement, the incident could have been even worse, Nehammer said.
The attacker was quickly identified, according to Austria’s public security director, which led to 18 police raids being carried out following the raid on the attacker’s home.
North Macedonia’s interior ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that three people who were involved in gun attacks all have dual Austrian and North Macedonian citizenship.
All three were born in Austria, the ministry said, naming the three only by initials.
Jerusalem Post Staff contributed to this report.