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German police raid apartments and offices over Vienna terror attack

German police raid apartments and offices over Vienna terror attack

German police raid apartments and offices over Vienna terror attack

German police announced they have been raiding apartments and offices across the country on Friday morning, in search for possible links to the gunman who carried out a deadly attack in central Vienna just four days ago.

On the hunt

Police in Germany raided apartment buildings and offices in Osnabrück, Kassel and Pinneberg on Friday morning in their search for possible links to the perpetrator of the terrorist attack on Vienna’s historic city centre. The sites belonged to four different people; however, according to the Federal Crime Agency (BKA) they are not “believed to be involved in the attack.”

It was reported earlier this week that the attacker had been in contact with German Islamists while attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State. The searches in Germany were carried out at the request of the Austrian police.

Vienna terror attack

On November 2, 20-year-old Austrian-Macedonian Kujtim Fejzulai opened fire with a rifle in the historic city centre of Vienna, killing four people and injuring 23 others. Fejzulai was shot and killed by Austrian police at the scene.

Austrian police have arrested 14 people in connection with the shooting. Police investigations have led to Switzerland, where two men, aged 18 and 24, have been arrested in connection with the attack.

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William studied a masters in Classics at the University of Amsterdam. He is a big fan of Ancient History and football, particularly his beloved Watford FC.

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