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Two Other Jihadi Suspects Arrested After the Attack in Vienna


Officers of Austrian terrorist police during the drill on October 12, 2020. (AFP)

Four people died in the attack in Vienna. A 26-year-old whose fingerprints were on the murder weapon and another suspect were arrested.

Two other suspects were arrested in connection with the terrorist attack in Vienna at the beginning of November. As the Vienna public prosecutor announced, the DNA traces of a 26-year-old Austrian citizen with Afghan roots were discovered on the weapon. Like the second suspect, he was arrested on Friday. During the day, applications for pre-trial detention would be made against the two men.

According to a report in the Vienna's daily newspaper Kronen Zeitung, the 26-year-old was caught by special forces and officials also searched an apartment. There were initially no details of the second arrest. According to the public prosecutor's office, however, there is "no evidence" of information from the newspaper that one of the arrested persons appears in a ten-second video on mobile phones in which two men can be seen playing rap music with an assault rifle.

A supporter of the Islamic State jihadist terrorist organisation opened fire in a lively district of Vienna in early November. The terrorist killed four people before he was shot himself by the police. More than 20 people were injured, some seriously. The convicted ISIS sympathizer was armed with an assault rifle, a pistol and a machete. In search of possible accomplices and supporters, around 20 men from his environment were identified. Austrian police arrested ten suspects.


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