Three people were killed in multiple shootings in Vienna on Monday evening in what Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz described as a “repulsive terror attack”.
Here are the main reactions to the shootings, which police said took place at six different locations:
In Austria. Chancellor Kurz said “We are experiencing difficult hours in our republic,” via twitter.
“Our police will act decisively against the perpetrators of this repulsive terror attack. We will never be intimidated by terrorism and we will fight this attack with all means.”
In France, President Emmanuel Macron said: “We French share the shock and sorrow of the Austrian people following the attack in Vienna.”
“After France, it is a friendly nation that has been attacked. This is our Europe. Our enemies must know who they’re dealing with. We will concede nothing,” he tweeted in both French and German.
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany said “Islamist terror is our common enemy”.
“The fight against these assas-sins and those who instigate them is our common struggle,” her spokesperson tweeted, adding: “solidarity” with Austria.
The foreign ministry tweeted that Germany would not “give in to hate that is supposed to divide our societies”, calling the news from neighbouring Austria “horrifying and disturbing”.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, meanwhile, tweeted that he was “deeply shocked” and that the “UK’s thoughts are with the people of Austria — we stand united with you against terror”.