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Government of Mexico shows solidarity with Austria after attacks in Vienna

The Mexican Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard, expressed “his solidarity” this Monday on behalf of the Government of Mexico for the series of terrorist attacks that occurred this Monday in the city of Vienna, capital of Austria.

The official expressed on behalf of his country his support for the European country after the terrorist attacks in what he described as “difficult moments”

“Our solidarity with Vienna and Austria in these difficult times,” Ebrard said in a message on social networks.

Meanwhile, the Mexican embassy in Austria asked its compatriots, also on social networks, to attend to the instructions of the authorities and stay informed through official sources.

This Monday, at least two people died, a civilian and an alleged attacker, in a series of terrorist attacks with firearms in six points in the center of Vienna that the authorities warn are continuing, for which the population has been asked that does not go out.

Medical sources cited by public television indicated at least fifteen injured, seven of them serious.

The Interior Ministry reported that the attackers killed a civilian and wounded several people, including a policeman, and that some of the victims are in serious condition.

It has also been confirmed that one of the attackers was shot dead by security forces, and that at least one other escaped.

Police are analyzing whether the gunman killed was wearing a belt of explosives, according to Vienna Mayor Michael Ludwig.

The attacks took place in six different parts of the city, including on the street where the main synagogue of the city is located.

The synagogue in which the attack took place was closed at the time of the attack. This temple was already the target of an attack in 1981 that left two dead.

Regarding the identity and motivation of the attackers, the authorities have said that it is still early and that the situation is not yet clear.