Police officer attacked outside Austrian parliament

A 26-year-old assailant has attacked a police officer outside the Austrian parliament in Vienna. The incident comes days after a 26-year-old man attacked a soldier outside the Iranian ambassador’s home in the city.

The incident comes just days after an attack outside the Iranian ambassador’s residence in Vienna which saw a 26-year-old man shot dead after stabbing a soldier several times.

Austria’s interior ministry said on Tuesday that the man, who was an Austrian of Egyptian origin, sympathized with radical Islamist ideology but it’s too early to ascertain his motives.

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