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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Vienna Terror Attack

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the attack in central Vienna that killed at least four people and injured 22 on the evening of Nov. 1.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the attack in central Vienna that killed at least four people and injured 22 on the evening of Nov. 1.

The militant Islamist group’s Amaq News Agency posted a statement on Telegram claiming responsibility for the shooting at six different locations near the main synagogue in Vienna that left four dead and 22 injured, with seven in serious condition in the hospital.

ISIS accompanied the statement with a photo of a bearded man named Abu Daynah Al-Albany, calling him a “soldier of the caliphate” and claiming he attacked the people in Vienna with a gun, a machine gun, and a knife before the Austrian police killed him.

Amaq News Agency also posted a video of Al-Albany pledging allegiance to ISIS.

Austrian officials have identified Al-Albany as Kujtim Fejzulai, a 20-year-old dual citizen of Austria and North Macedonia who was convicted to 22 months in jail in April 2019 for attempting to travel to Syria to join ISIS.

Fejzulai was released from jail in December 2019 after obtaining an early release under juvenile law.

“It has now been confirmed that it was an Islamist terrorist attack. It was a hate attack. Out of hatred for our core values. Out of hatred for our model of life. Out of hatred for our democracy, in which all people are equal in rights and dignity,” Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said in a tweet.

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