'Attack on synagogue' as culprit 'sets off explosive belt' in Vienna

A synagogue has been attacked in Vienna leaving a police officer in critical condition with gunshot wounds, according to reports.

Video footage appears to show gunshots being fired in the Austrian capital where several outlets have confirmed there is an ongoing police operation.

An officer guarding the temple is fighting for his life and the culprit has detonated an explosive belt after several exchanges of gunfire, According to Kronen Zeitung, the country’s largest newspaper.

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