World leaders condemned the terrorist attack in Vienna on Monday which resulted in the death of at least three people. One suspected terrorist was shot and killed by the police.
About a dozen other people have been wounded – some seriously – after gunmen opened fire at six different locations in the city center.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the shootings in Vienna late on Monday were a “repulsive terror attack”.
Interior Minister Karl Nehammer described the assailant killed by police as an “Islamist terrorist”.
President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, expressed her horror over the terror attacks in Vienna and conveyed her condolences for the victims to her Austrian counterpart, Alexander Van der Bellen.
“Appalled by the terrorist attacks in #Vienna, I expressed to President @vanderbellen my condolences for the families of the victims and the Austrian people. Europe stands united in the fight against terrorism and will spare no effort to safeguard our values and ideals,” the President said in her tweet.
Appalled by the terrorist attacks in #Vienna, I expressed to President @vanderbellen my condolences for the families of the victims and the Austrian people. Europe stands united in the fight against terrorism and will spare no effort to safeguard our values and ideals.
— President GR (@PresidencyGR) November 3, 2020
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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2020
After tonight's horrific terrorist attack in Vienna, Austria, Jill and I are keeping the victims and their families in our prayers. We must all stand united against hate and violence.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 3, 2020
I am shocked and saddened by the brutal attack that took place in Vienna. My thoughts are with the families of the victims and the Austrian people.
Europe stands in full solidarity with Austria. We are stronger than hatred and terror.
— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) November 2, 2020
Europe strongly condemns this cowardly act that violates life and our human values.
My thoughts are with the victims and the people of #Vienna in the wake of tonight’s horrific attack.
We stand with Austria @sebastiankurz
— Charles Michel (@eucopresident) November 2, 2020
Shocked by the horrific attacks in #Vienna. I have conveyed to @sebastiankurz our full solidarity. Our thoughts are with the people in Vienna and the authorities dealing with the situation. Our hearts, with the victims and their loved ones.
Europe stands united against terror.
— Prime Minister GR (@PrimeministerGR) November 2, 2020