Austrian police have arrested three suspects in reference to a deliberate assault on the Delight Parade within the capital Vienna, the nation’s safety companies introduced on Sunday.
The parade occurred within the metropolis on Saturday with some 300,000 individuals in attendance.
The suspects are aged between 14 and 20 years outdated, all of them Austrian residents. Whereas they haven’t been formally named, it was revealed the trio had Bosnian and Chechen household origins.
The deliberate assault was apparently motivated by Islamist sentiments, early investigation outcomes point out. Austria’s home intelligence chief, Omar Haijawi-Pirchner, revealed the three suspects had been sympathizers of Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS) terrorist group.
“By way of the profitable and in addition well timed intervention, we managed to defuse the second of hazard for Vienna Delight and to make sure the protection of all individuals,” he mentioned.
The spy boss didn’t reveal the precise nature of the would-be assault that was foiled, stating solely that the suspects had been present in possession of things banned beneath Austria’s weapons legal guidelines.
The safety companies had been praised by Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer, who expressed his gratitude for the well timed intervention and prevention of a “potential Islamist assault in Vienna.” The foiled try by the suspected terrorists has proven that “we mustn’t ever give in within the combat in opposition to radicals and extremists,” the Chancellor wrote on Twitter.
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