11:48 GMT30 November 2020
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    On Monday evening, Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer confirmed that an “obvious terrorist attack” had taken place near a synagogue in downtown Vienna. He noted that the deadly shootings were carried out by several people, some of whom are still at large, as a major police operation is underway. At least 15 are confirmed wounded.

    Several videos of the Monday night terrorist attack near a synagogue in the centre of the Austrian capital city of Vienna have been posted on social media.

    The videos show different shooting incidents taking place in the streets near Vienna’s main synagogue. Some of the footage shows attackers firing off several shots as they walk around the area.

    Some videos show the shooters randomly gunning down people in the street.

    Warning: the following video contains graphic content.

    One of the videos shows a person wearing black, apparently a police officer, being shot as he was running with another man also in black.

    Warning: the following video contains graphic content.

    Other videos show police chasing those who carried out the attack. Police are currently maintaining an intensive presence in central Vienna, as the footage shows.

    Some attackers were captured by police, according to the footage, although Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said he could not confirm reports about the detention of suspects.

    As of the moment, the “obvious terrorist attack” in downtown Vienna is ongoing and a search for attackers continues, according to the nation's Interior Minister.


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