• Firefighters and police cars stand near Schwedenplatz square following a shooting in the center of Vienna on 2 November 2020. Picture: AFP

    Austria admits security failings over Vienna gunman

    Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said intelligence services had received a warning from neighbouring Slovakia that the assailant had tried to buy ammunition, but that 'a failure of communication' had followed.

  • Policemen walk past wreaths placed at a crime scene before the arrival of the Austrian Chancellor, who paid his respects to the victims of a shooting, in Vienna on 3 November 2020, one day after the shooting at multiple locations across central Vienna. Picture: AFP

    IS claims Vienna shooting as Austria mourns

    Four people were killed when Kujtim Fejzulai, described as a 20-year-old IS sympathiser who had spent time in prison, opened fire with a Kalashnikov in a busy area of the Austrian capital the day before the country went into a new coronavirus lockdown.