Widespread manhunt underway after terrorist attack on streets of Vienna

A Special Forces manhunt is underway after a shooting rampage by multiple gunmen on the streets of the Austrian capital Vienna near the city’s central synagogue.

Described by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz as a “repulsive terrorist attack”, the attackers launched their horror on the streets of the old district of Vienna near the Danube on Monday about 8pm, as hundreds of citizens were enjoying a last night of freedom before a second COVID-19 lockdown.

Several “heavily armed and dangerous” attackers remained on the loose as police shut down and sealed off large parts of central Vienna in a manhunt, Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said late on Monday.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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