Vienna terror attack: PM Modi, Donald Trump, Joe Biden offer condolences

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At least three civilians, two men and a woman, were killed and 15 were injured after gunmen attacked six locations in a terror attack in central Vienna, Austria. A suspected attacker, who was carrying an assault rifle and a fake suicide vest, was also shot and killed by police. Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said at least one attacker, who was also shot and killed by police, had sympathised with the Islamic State group.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday conveyed his condolences over the terror attacks in Vienna. US President Donald Trump, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and several other world leaders have tweeted condolences over the Vienna terror attack.

PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter to offer his condolences and said he was "shocked and saddened" by the dastardly attacks in Austria's Vienna. PM Modi also said India was with Austria "in this tragic time".

Deeply shocked and saddened by the dastardly terror attacks in Vienna. India stands with Austria during this tragic time. My thoughts are with the victims and their families.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 3, 2020

US President Donald Trump said the US stands with Austria in fight against terrorism and "radical Islamic terrorists".

"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," Donald Trump tweeted.

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.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2020

Joe Biden also offered his condolences and said America stands united against "hate and violence".

"After tonight's horrific terrorist attack in Vienna, Austria, Jill and I are keeping the victims and their families in our prayers. We must all stand united against hate and violence," Joe Biden said.

After tonight's horrific terrorist attack in Vienna, Austria, Jill and I are keeping the victims and their families in our prayers. We must all stand united against hate and violence.

— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 3, 2020

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was "deeply shocked by the terrible attacks" in Vienna. "I am deeply shocked by the terrible attacks in Vienna tonight. The UK's thoughts are with the people of Austria - we stand united with you against terror," he said.

I am deeply shocked by the terrible attacks in Vienna tonight. The UK's thoughts are with the people of Austria - we stand united with you against terror.

— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) November 2, 2020

European Council President Charles Michel called it a "cowardly attack" that, he said, "violates life and our human values".

"Europe strongly condemns this cowardly act that violates life and our human values. My thoughts are with the victims and the people of #Vienna in the wake of tonight's horrific attack. We stand with Austria," Charles Michel said.

Europe strongly condemns this cowardly act that violates life and our human values.

My thoughts are with the victims and the people of #Vienna in the wake of tonight's horrific attack.

We stand with Austria @sebastiankurz

— Charles Michel (@eucopresident) November 2, 2020

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte expressed solidarity. "A terrible attack near a synagogue in Vienna. I have just conveyed full solidarity from the Netherlands to @sebastiankurz. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families, and with the Austrian government in dealing with this heinous act," he said.

A terrible attack near a synagogue in Vienna. I have just conveyed full solidarity from the Netherlands to @sebastiankurz. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families, and with the Austrian government in dealing with this heinous act.

— Mark Rutte (@MinPres) November 2, 2020

Georgia Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said, "Georgia strongly condemns the vile acts of terror in Vienna. We offer our deepest condolences to the families & friends of the victims of this horrific attack & wish a speedy recovery to those injured. We stand in solidarity w/ Austrians & the world in the fight against terrorism."

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described the Vienna terror attack as "horrific and heartbreaking".

Today’s shooting in Vienna is horrific and heartbreaking. We condemn in the strongest terms possible this act of terrorism. Our thoughts are with the people of Austria and everyone affected by this deplorable act.

Today’s shooting in Vienna is horrific and heartbreaking. We condemn in the strongest terms possible this act of terrorism. Our thoughts are with the people of Austria and everyone affected by this deplorable act.

— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 3, 2020

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, "We stand side by side and in solidarity with our Austrian friends. The fight against Islamist terror is our common fight."

Estonia Prime Minister Juri Ratas expressed his deepest condolences and said, "Deepest condolences to the victims' families in #Vienna. I strongly condemn this brutal attack against innocent people. Estonia stands with #Austria in sending a message: terrorism never wins."

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