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    MOSCOW, (Sputnik) - Austria's Cobra counter-terrorism unit has detained two people suspected of involvement in last month's deadly attack in the capital city of Vienna, the Kronen Zeitung newspaper reported on Sunday.

    According to the Austrian media outlet, one of the suspects, an Austrian national of Afghan origin, was apprehended on Friday evening. His DNA was reportedly found on the rifle and cartridges used by the Vienna shooter.

    The Austrian prosecutor's office confirmed on Sunday that there was one more captured suspect, the newspaper added, noting that he was of Chechen descent.

    Police officers stay in position at stairs named 'Theodor Herzl Stiege' near a synagogue after gunshots were heard, in Vienna, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Austrian police say several people have been injured and officers are out in force following gunfire in the capital Vienna. Initial reports that a synagogue was the target of an attack couldn't immediately be confirmed. Austrian news agency APA quoted the country's Interior Ministry saying one attacker has been killed and another could be on the run.
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    Police officers stay in position at stairs named 'Theodor Herzl Stiege' near a synagogue after gunshots were heard, in Vienna, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Austrian police say several people have been injured and officers are out in force following gunfire in the capital Vienna. Initial reports that a synagogue was the target of an attack couldn't immediately be confirmed. Austrian news agency APA quoted the country's Interior Ministry saying one attacker has been killed and another could be on the run.

    On November 2, multiple shootings took place in Vienna, as a result of which four people had died and 22 others were injured. The gunman, who was killed during the operation, was later identified to be an Austrian native of ethnic Albanian descent and a supporter of the Daesh*.

    *Daesh (IS/ISIS/ISIL) is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia and in many other countries.

     

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    counter-terrorism, Austria, DAESH, terrorist attack
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