Vienna Shooting Strongly Condemned by Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday condemned attacks across Vienna that left five people dead in the city center and said Moscow was ready to boost counter-terrorism cooperation with Austria, Reuters reported.

In a telegram sent to Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Putin called the attack a “cruel and cynical crime”, the Kremlin said in a statement.

Hundreds of police fanned out across Vienna earlier on Tuesday, searching for perpetrators of the attacks after what a government minister said was an “Islamist terrorist” incident.