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Donald Trump, UN chief condemn deadly attacks in Austrian capital Vienna

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 03 Nov 2020, 10:34 am

New York/Washington: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned the violent attacks in Austrian capital Vienna which left at least two people killed.

He said the 'evil attacks' against innocent people must end.

"Our prayers are with the people of Vienna after yet another vile act of terrorism in Europe. These evil attacks against innocent people must stop. The U.S. stands with Austria, France, and all of Europe in the fight against terrorists, including radical Islamic terrorists," Trump tweeted.

The UN Secretary-General has “strongly condemned” the violent attacks in the Austrian capital.

According to media reports, gunmen opened fire Monday evening (local time) at multiple locations in central Vienna. One of the victims was killed at the scene of the shootings, while a second died of their injuries. At least fourteen wounded people are in hospitals, some with serious injuries.

Members of the security forces are also among the wounded.  

Secretary-General António Guterres is following with “utmost concern” the still evolving situation in Vienna’s city centre, his spokesperson said in a statement.

“[He] strongly condemns these attacks and reaffirms the solidarity of the United Nations with the people and the Government of Austria,” the statement added.

Guterres also offered his condolences to the family of the victims and wished those injured a speedy recovery.

‘Heart goes out to the victims’

Vienna is also host to a number of key UN offices, including, among others, the headquarters of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

In a message posted on her twitter account, Ghada Fathi Waly, the Executive Director of UNODC, who also serves as the Director-General of the UN Office at Vienna (UNOV) also offered her sympathies to the victims.

“My heart goes out to the victims and all those affected by this horrific attack in our host city,” she said, adding that the UN community in Vienna “stands with the people of Austria at this tragic and difficult time.”