Police officers patrol near Schwedenplatz square in the center of Vienna on Tuesday. AFP
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At least five people were killed and several others injured in the Austrian capital of Vienna when gunmen opened fire in six different locations.
The United Arab Emirates has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that took place in the Austrian capital which claimed the lives of a number of people and wounded others.
Austrian authorities said on Tuesday that the shootings took place at about 8pm on Monday near the Seitenstettengasse synagogue at a city centre area.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation affirmed that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of these criminal acts and its permanent rejection of all forms of violence and terrorism aimed at destabilising security and stability in contravention of religious and humanitarian values and principles.
The UAE Ministry extended its heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of this heinous crime, wishing a quick recovery to those injured.Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer described in a press briefing early on Tuesday morning, that the heavily armed attacker, who was shot dead by the police, as a Daesh sympathiser.
A jilted watchman butchered his lover and stabbed a colleague he thought she was in a relationship with, said a senior officer from Ajman Police on Wednesday.
A businessman punched his female friend to death inside her flat following a misunderstanding, he acknowledged the incident in court on Tuesday.
The Sharjah Criminal Court has adjourned a case in which an Asian woman was accused of killing her roommate to May 28 to hear the witnesses and contact the victim’s family. The accused stabbed the victim to death while she was drunk.
UAE's Embassy in London welcomed over 500 friends from the UK, UAE, and internationally to a grand reception at London’s famed Natural History Museum in South Kensington to commemorate 51 years since the founding of the UAE.
"On this day, we commemorate the bright memory of the Founding Fathers, led by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his brothers, the Founders of the Nation, as well as their determination, wisdom and vision that established the Union.”
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan said that the 51st UAE National Day is a day to recall lessons of the past, and look at the present with awareness and contemplation, while looking to the future with hope, optimism and confidence.