Merkel: The fight against “Islamist terrorism” is our common battle

German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the bloody attack in Vienna on Tuesday, saying that “Islamist terrorism is our common enemy” and that fighting it is “our common battle”.

“The battle against these killers and their instigators is our common battle,” said her spokesperson, in a tweet, expressing her “solidarity” with Austria after the attacks that took place on Monday evening in the center of Vienna, which killed three people.

“My thoughts, in these terrible hours when terrorism is targeting Vienna, are with the local population and the security forces who together face this danger,” the chancellor added in her message.

On Tuesday morning, the Austrian Interior Minister announced that the person responsible for this attack, whom the police wanted, was an “ISIS” supporter.

Minister Karl Niehammer, who explained earlier that at least another suspect is still on the run, said the perpetrators were “several” people, but without official confirmation.