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Vienna attacks gunman had attempted to join Islamic State in Syria, served time in prison – ABC News

The search goes on for other suspects with the Austrian capital in lockdown after police kill a gunman who has been identified as an Islamic State sympathiser.



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The gunman killed during a deadly terrorist attack in the Austrian capital Vienna served a prison term for attempting to reach Syria to join Islamic State, the Government says.

  • Two men and two women were shot dead, in addition to the armed attacker
  • The suspect was later identified as an Islamic State sympathiser by Austria’s Interior Ministry
  • Vienna residents have been told to stay at home as the search for other suspects continues

The Interior Ministry in Vienna confirmed a report by APA news agency…

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