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30 wounded in shooting at Sikh temple in Vienna: officials

30 wounded in shooting at Sikh temple in Vienna: officials
AFP
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First Published: Sun, May 24 2009. 07 11 PM IST
Updated: Sun, May 24 2009. 07 11 PM IST
Vienna: About 30 people were wounded, including nine seriously, in a shoot-out at a Sikh temple in Vienna, the emergency rescue services said on Sunday.
According to initial reports, a group entered the temple of the Sikhs and opened fire around 5:00pm (1130 GMT). The wounded were evacuated in three helicopters to several hospitals, rescuers said.
“All the people implicated (in the incident) have been arrested,” a police spokesman in Vienna told AFP, without specifying the number of arrests or a motive for the attack.
Public radio in Vienna reported five arrests.
According to the latest figures, the Sikh community, where men traditionally wear a turban and carry a daggar at their waist, has tens of thousands of followers in Austria and some 25 million worldwide, most of them in northern India.
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First Published: Sun, May 24 2009. 07 11 PM IST
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