FM Qureshi denounces terrorist attack in Vienna


ISLAMABAD (News10) – Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has condemned in strongest terms the heinous terrorist attack in Central Vienna which resulted in the loss of precious lives and wounded several others.

In a statement, he expressed his grief and sorrow over the loss of lives in the despicable incident. Expressing solidarity with the government and people of Austria, he said Pakistan condemns terrorism.

At least three people were killed, with several wounded, when attackers opened fire in six central locations including one near a synagogue.

Witnesses said they saw a man shoot “like crazy” with what appeared to be an automatic weapon, before police arrived and opened fire.

“They looked like firecrackers, then we realized that they were gunshots,” said one witness on public broadcaster ORF.

With one assailant shot dead, the city’s mayor urged people to remain indoors as police said a huge manhunt was underway for one of the attackers. 

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