On Monday night, a terrorist attack took place in up to six points in Vienna, which has resulted so far in 3 dead and 17 injured, 6 of them in serious condition.
The attacker was a 20-year-old young man with dual Austrian and North Macedonian citizenship. In April 2019, he had been sentenced to 22 months in prison for attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State but was no longer in prison due to an Austrian law which reduces sentences for those between 18 and 20 years of age.
On Tuesday, the jihadist group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack by saying that "a soldier of the caliphate" launched himself at "some groups yesterday in the city of Vienna." The number of attackers has not been determined so far.