Kujtim Fejzulai, suspect in the terrorist attack in Vienna last Monday, shared a chilling photo of himself holding an AK-47 assault rifle, a handgun and a machete, shortly before the shooting that has killed at least 4 people and wounded several others. The Austrian-North Macedonian dual citizen gunman who is believed to be an ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) supporter, shared an image on Instagram where he is seen making a vow of allegiance to Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi, leader of the terrorist group. In April 2019, Fejzulai was convicted and sentenced to be jailed for 22 months for attempting to travel to Syria to join the terrorist group but was released on parole after 8 months under the Juvenile Court Act. The 20 year old jihadist was killed by a police nine minutes into his attack in Austria’s capital.
Fox News: Kujtim Fejzulai, 20, was an Austrian-North Macedonian dual citizen with a previous terror conviction
The jihadist, who killed at least 4 and wounded several people, posted a photo of himself clutching an AK-47 assault rifle, a handgun and a machete, shortly before the attack in Vienna, Fox News reports.
Kujtim Fejzulai, 20, an Austrian-North Macedonian dual citizen with a previous terror conviction, shared the image on Instagram as he pledged his allegiance to the jihadists and their leader, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi, the UK’s Mirror reported.
Fejzulai, who was wearing a fake suicide belt, was shot dead by police about nine minutes into his attack.
Interior Minister Karl Nehammer described the rampage as an “Islamist terrorist” incident, adding that one “heavily armed and dangerous” attacker was still believed to be at large.
CNN: Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz says that the gunman is a supporter of the Islamic State
CNN disclosed that according to a statement posted on the encrypted messaging app Telegram, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack on Tuesday, calling the shooter “Abu Dujana Al-Albany” and claiming that he used two guns, including one machine gun, and a knife, in the assault.
Police in Switzerland arrested two Swiss citizens in connection with the attack on Tuesday night, but their links to Kujtim were not confirmed.