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Officials confirm that Vienna attacker had previous terror conviction

One of the gunmen responsible for the deaths of four people in the city of Vienna last night had a previous terror conviction according to officials.

A total of 17 people were injured following the attack with seven people in life-threatening condition.

The 20-year-old Austrian-North Macedonian dual national was identified as ‘Kujtim Fejzulai’, who shot dead by police following the attack.

Kujtim Fejzulai was sentenced to 20 months in prison last year as he tried to travel to Syria in an attempt to join the Islamic State.

A total of 15 house searches have taken place and several arrests have been made.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz stated, “It is now confirmed that yesterday’s attack was clearly an Islamist terror attack”, Kurz added, “It was an attack out of hatred-hatred for our fundamental values, hatred for our way of life, hatred for our democracy in which all people have equal rights and dignity.”

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