Pictured with his deadly arsenal: ISIS wannabe Kujtim Fejzulai who shot dead ...

The full face of the Vienna terrorist has been pictured for the first time after the 'lone wolf' ISIS wannabe went on a rampage and killed four people. 

Kujtim Fejzulai, 20, posted the photograph on his Instagram account showing him holding the three weapons he would use in the attack and pledging his allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi. 

Fejzulai is seen with a vacant expression staring directly at the camera while clutching his arsenal of weapons, including an automatic rifle, pistol and machete. 

Until now, the harrowing picture of Fejzulai has been pixelated. 

Fejzulai began his attack at 8pm near the central synagogue armed with an automatic rifle, pistol and machete. 

The Islamist marauded through the streets wearing a fake explosives belt and injured 22 as he fired at random before he was 'neutralised' - shot dead by police at 8.09pm.

Kujtim Fejzulai, 20, posted the photograph on his Instagram account showing him holding the three weapons he would use in the attack and pledging his allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi

Kujtim Fejzulai, 20, posted the photograph on his Instagram account showing him holding the three weapons he would use in the attack and pledging his allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi

Fejzulai killed an elderly man and woman, a young male passer-by and a waitress. 

A 28-year-old police officer was shot but is said to be in a stable condition, while seven civilians who were injured are in a critical, life-threatening condition. 

Fejzulai had been jailed in April 2019 for trying to join Islamic State but he was granted early release in December under juvenile law because he was under 19-years-old at the time of his offending.

Fejzulai was not deemed capable of carrying out an attack and Interior Minister Karl Nehammer admitted that the terrorist had fooled the country's judiciary be enrolling on a de-radicalisation course. 

Austrian police have arrested 14 people in raids linked to the deadly attack and have found no evidence that a second shooter was involved, Nehammer said Tuesday.

'There have been 18 raids in Vienna and Lower Austria and 14 people have been detained,' Nehammer told a televised press conference.

The minister added that police believe that the attack in central Vienna was carried out by Fejzulai on his own and an evaluation of the video material 'does not at this time show any evidence of a second attacker.'  

Until now, the harrowing pictures of Fejzulai have been pixelated

Until now, the harrowing pictures of Fejzulai have been pixelated 

Shocking footage from Israeli TV showing a gunman carrying an AK-47 and handgun and shooting a person in the street near the start of the attack in Vienna

Shocking footage from Israeli TV showing a gunman carrying an AK-47 and handgun and shooting a person in the street near the start of the attack in Vienna

A man carrying what looks like an AK-47 rifle and believed to be the gunman who carried out the rampage in Vienna on Monday evening

A man carrying what looks like an AK-47 rifle and believed to be the gunman who carried out the rampage in Vienna on Monday evening

GUNFIRE HEARD IN SIX AREAS WITHIN A FEW HUNDRED YARDS: Gunman armed with automatic rifle, pistol and machete who was wearing a fake explosives belt was 'neutralised' at 8.09pm, around ten minutes after the shooting started, according to the chief of police. Two women and two men were killed. One of the women was a waitress who died of gunshot wounds in hospital, and another who was aged in her 40s later died in the Ottakring Clinic. One of the male victims was discovered in the meat market, while another was found gravely wounded on Franz-Josefs-Kai, close to the river

Graphic images showed blood spattered across the front of a cafe and chairs and tables hurled over among broken glass and plates

Graphic images showed blood spattered across the front of a cafe and chairs and tables hurled over among broken glass and plates

Women run away from the first district near the state opera, central Vienna as shots ring out following several attacks in the city

Women run away from the first district near the state opera, central Vienna as shots ring out following several attacks in the city

Police frisk a man as they move through central Vienna on Monday night as there were reports of multiple gunmen

Police frisk a man as they move through central Vienna on Monday night as there were reports of multiple gunmen

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz places a candle during a wreath laying ceremony at the crime scene in Vienna on Tuesday. Earlier he said: 'It is now confirmed that yesterday's attack was clearly an Islamist terror attack ... It was an attack out of hatred - hatred for our fundamental values, hatred for our way of life, hatred for our democracy in which all people have equal rights and dignity.'

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz places a candle during a wreath laying ceremony at the crime scene in Vienna on Tuesday. Earlier he said: 'It is now confirmed that yesterday's attack was clearly an Islamist terror attack ... It was an attack out of hatred - hatred for our fundamental values, hatred for our way of life, hatred for our democracy in which all people have equal rights and dignity.'

President of the National Council Wolfgang Sobotka, President Alexander Van der Bellen and Chancellor Sebastian Kurz participate in a wreath laying ceremony in the city centre on Tuesday

President of the National Council Wolfgang Sobotka, President Alexander Van der Bellen and Chancellor Sebastian Kurz participate in a wreath laying ceremony in the city centre on Tuesday

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz gestures to President of the Vienna Jewish Community Oskar Deutsch as they participate in a wreath laying ceremony in the city centre the day after the deadly shooting spree

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz gestures to President of the Vienna Jewish Community Oskar Deutsch as they participate in a wreath laying ceremony in the city centre the day after the deadly shooting spree

Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler, Members of the National Council August Woeginger, Doris Bures, Member of National Council Pamela Rendi-Wagner, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Federal Minister of the Interior Karl Nehammer, Brigitte Van der Bellen, President Alexander Van der Bellen and President of the National Council Wolfgang Sobotka participate in a wreath laying ceremony in the city centre

Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler, Members of the National Council August Woeginger, Doris Bures, Member of National Council Pamela Rendi-Wagner, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Federal Minister of the Interior Karl Nehammer, Brigitte Van der Bellen, President Alexander Van der Bellen and President of the National Council Wolfgang Sobotka participate in a wreath laying ceremony in the city centre

A crime scene is secured behind police cordon at Schweden square (Schwedenplatz) in Vienna on November 03, 2020, after the multiple shootings leaving four people dead on the eve occurred in the Austrian capital

A crime scene is secured behind police cordon at Schweden square (Schwedenplatz) in Vienna on November 03, 2020, after the multiple shootings leaving four people dead on the eve occurred in the Austrian capital

French President Emmanuel Macron, centre, is welcomed by Deputy Head of Mission at the Austrian embassy Wolfgang Wagner before signing a condolence book for victims of the Vienna attack, in Paris on Tuesday

French President Emmanuel Macron, centre, is welcomed by Deputy Head of Mission at the Austrian embassy Wolfgang Wagner before signing a condolence book for victims of the Vienna attack, in Paris on Tuesday

Fejzulai's lawyer in the 2019 case, Nikolaus Rast, told public broadcaster ORF that his client had seemed 'completely harmless.'

'He was a young man who was searching for his place in society, who apparently went to the wrong mosque, ended up in the wrong circles,' Rast said.

Fejzulai's family 'wasn't strictly religious at all; the family wasn't radical,' Rast added. 'I still remember that the family couldn't believe what had happened with their son.'  

Fejzulai was born and raised in Vienna and was one of 90 Austrian Islamic radicals known to intelligence because they wanted to travel to Syria, one national newspaper editor tweeted this morning. 

How jihadist duped officials into believing he was no danger: Vienna shooter said 'attending the wrong mosque' led him astray and insisted he renounced ISIS ideals during his terror trial 

The Vienna gunman Kujtim Fejzulai duped officials in a 2019 trial by saying he had been led astray by the 'wrong mosque' and had renounced his ISIS ideals. 

Fejzulai, 20, was jailed in April 2019 because he wanted to travel to Syria to join ISIS but he was granted early release in December under juvenile law.  

It emerged in Fejzulai's trial in April, 2019, during which he said that he had 'got into the wrong mosque' in 2016.

He said in the trial he did not feel disadvantaged growing up and began studying Islam in the middle of puberty.

Asked why he had tried to join IS, the Austrian-born terrorist told the judge: 'I wanted to get away from home. I expected a better life. 

'My own apartment, my own income.' 

But he had earned enough through his summer job in 2018 to buy plane tickets to Kabul where he had arranged to meet ISIS contacts.

It was only after buying the ticket that Fejzulai realised he needed a visa to travel to Afghanistan.

On September 1, 2019, Fejzulai arrived in Syria alone. He spent two days in a 'rat hole,' his lawyer told the court, with 'no shower, no toilet, no running water'.

He was captured by police after two days and detained in Turkey for four months before being extradited back to Austria where he went under trial. 

His defence lawyer Rudolf Mayer told the court Fejzulai had denounced his IS ideals after his arrest.

He said: 'How can I change the ideology of a suicide bomber? Not with high fines. You have to change your mind.

'If [Fejzulai] had not attended a mosque but a Kung Fu school, [he] would have gone to Tibet and become Shaolin monks.' 

Despite facing between one and ten years imprisonment for membership in a criminal organisation and a terrorist organisation, he was given a reduced sentence of 22 months was granted early release from prison in December.

Interior Minister Karl Nehammer today admitted the terrorist had fooled the judiciary's de-radicalisation programme. 

Fejzulai's lawyer in the 2019 case, Nikolaus Rast, told public broadcaster ORF that his client had seemed 'completely harmless' at the time.

'He was a young man who was searching for his place in society, who apparently went to the wrong mosque, ended up in the wrong circles,' Rast said.

Fejzulai's family 'wasn't strictly religious at all; the family wasn't radical,' Rast added. 'I still remember that the family couldn't believe what had happened with their son.'

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He had Albanian roots and his parents were originally from North Macedonia, Falter editor Florian Kenk wrote. Police thought he was not capable of planning an attack in Vienna, Klenk added. 

Interior Minister Karl Nehammer admitted the attacker had 'fooled' the judiciary's de-radicalisation programme. 

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said this morning: 'It is now confirmed that yesterday's attack was clearly an Islamist terror attack. It was an attack out of hatred - hatred for our fundamental values, hatred for our way of life, hatred for our democracy in which all people have equal rights and dignity.' 

His government on Tuesday ordered three days of official mourning, with flags on public buildings to be flown at half-mast until Thursday. 

Angela Merkel called Islamist terror the 'common enemy,' saying that 'the fight against these assassins and those who instigate them is our common struggle.' 

Authorities were still trying to determine whether further attackers may be on the run for much of Tuesday and people were ordered to stay and home and children did not have to go to school. Some 1,000 police officers were on duty in the city this morning. 

The rampage came on the final evening before Austria went into lockdown amid rising coronavirus rates, with bars and restaurants in the country closed from midnight and people flocking to enjoy one last night of freedom.

The first shots were heard at around 8pm in the heart of city close to the central synagogue and the world famous opera house.

Up to 100 shots from an automatic rifle were heard by one witness.

A total of six crime scenes have been set up all in the Innere Stadt - a small area making up the old town of Vienna.

One of those cordons is in place at a well-known restaurant on Ruprechtsplatz 1 where the waitress was shot dead.

Another victim was killed at the Fleischmarkt (meat market) and another at Franz Josefs Kai close to the river.

Further down Franz Josefs Kai, the killer fired and seriously injured a 28-year-old police officer.  

Fejzulai was shot dead nine minutes after his assault started close to the restaurant on Ruprechtsplatz 1 where he had killed the waitress.

Video footage showed the suspect, dressed in white coveralls, firing off bursts apparently at random as he ran down the Austrian capital's cobblestone streets. 

Other clips showed the man gunning down a person outside what appeared to be a bar with a long-barrelled weapon. He moved down the street before returning to the crumpled body of his victim and then fired at him again, this time with a handgun. 

Oskar Deutsch, the head of the Jewish community in Vienna, said the shooting took place in the street where the city's main synagogue is located but that it wasn't clear whether the house of worship had been targeted.

The synagogue was already closed at the time of the shooting, Deutsch tweeted. A neighbouring restaurant was also closed.

Rabbi Schlomo Hofmeister said he saw at least one person fire shots at people sitting outside bars in the street below his window.

'They were shooting at least 100 rounds just outside our building,' Hofmeister said. 'All these bars have tables outside. This evening is the last evening before the lockdown. As of midnight, all bars and restaurants will be closed in Austria for the next month and a lot of people probably wanted to use that evening to be able to go out.' 

Austrian police men search two civilians, not thought to be behind the attack, as part of the manhunt following the shootings

Austrian police men search two civilians, not thought to be behind the attack, as part of the manhunt following the shootings

A photo shared on social media which shows officers searching people in the street following the attack. It is not believed that they are suspects but police took every precaution as they moved through the city last night

A photo shared on social media which shows officers searching people in the street following the attack. It is not believed that they are suspects but police took every precaution as they moved through the city last night

A photo shared on social media which shows officers searching people in the street following the attack. It is not believed that they are suspects but police took every precaution as they moved through the city last night

Armed policemen stand witha a dog near the State Opera in the centre of Vienna on Monday while the manhunt continues

Armed policemen stand witha a dog near the State Opera in the centre of Vienna on Monday while the manhunt continues

A bloody footprint is visible on medical equipment after multiple shootings in the first district of Vienna last night

A bloody footprint is visible on medical equipment after multiple shootings in the first district of Vienna last night

Officers move through the streets with rifles last night, a pedestrian is put up against the wall and frisked. He is not believed to be a suspect but officers were taking every precuation

Officers move through the streets with rifles last night, a pedestrian is put up against the wall and frisked. He is not believed to be a suspect but officers were taking every precuation

Radical Islam in North Macedonia under spotlight

North Macedonia, a small landlocked country in southeast Europe, is under the spotlight after news emerged that one of its citizens, who had dual Austrian nationality, had killed four people in an Islamist terror attack.

Kujtim Fejzulai's parents are believed to come from the ethnically diverse state, which like its Western European peers has battled to contain violent extremism on the fringes of its minority Muslim community.

Like many countries in Europe, North Macedonia was a source country for foreign fighters who joined the Islamic State group and other jihadist causes in the Middle East starting in 2012.

A total of 150 citizens including fighters and their wives left the Balkan country for Syria, around half of whom have returned, according to police figures.

While neighbours like Kosovo exported a higher number of fighters per capita, North Macedonia had the highest rate in the Western Balkans relative to the size of its Muslim population, according to a 2018 British Council report.

Most hailed from Albanian neighbourhoods in the capital Skopje, other predominantly Albanian communities and from the large Albanian-origin diaspora in Western Europe.

Fejzulai is said to have Albanian roots.

While the outflow of jihadists abroad stopped almost entirely in 2016, North Macedonia has since had to face the threat of homeland attacks among returnees and other IS sympathisers.

In recent years, police have thwarted several terror plots.

Most recently in September, police arrested three men in their twenties accused of stockpiling weapons for a 'terrorist' cell linked to IS.

In February 2019, authorities also said they had prevented 'terrorist act' by IS supporters, without elaborating. 

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A Turkish national, Recep Tayyip Gultekin, told how he barely escaped death when he heroically carried an injured woman and then the stricken police officer to safety during the attack.

Gultekin was out with a friend when they heard gunshots, he told Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency.

'After I carried the woman to a nearby restaurant, the terrorist pointed his gun at me,' Gultekin said.

He hurled himself onto the ground to avoid being hit by the rifle but was wounded.

Despite having shot embedded in his foot, he and his friend managed to get to a nearby police station where they said they saw the policeman who was wounded.

Gultekin and his friend helped carry the 28-year-old officer to an ambulance.

The shooter had 'shot wildly with an automatic weapon' before police arrived to intervene, witnesses said. 

'It sounded like firecrackers, then we realised it was shots,' said one witness quoted by the public broadcaster ORF. 

Footage believed to be taken near the scene showed people ducking and weaving as they ran for cover, with shots ringing out.

Police sealed off much of the historic centre of the city overnight, urging the public to shelter in place. 

Many were forced to shelter inside hotels and restaurants as police patrolled the streets and warned people to stay inside for fear there were multiple gunmen on the loose.

Around 20 ended up inside the Hotel Wandl where a receptionist 'acted unselfishly and without fear,' in letting people hide inside, Der Standard reported.

Norbert Suchanek, managing director of the hotel, told the paper his receptionist ensured that panic didn't spread when it became clear police were not going to let anyone leave.

The manager said other hotels had turned people away and the receptionist was commended by many guests for his actions at breakfast on Tuesday.

At the nearby Am Stephansplatz hotel, three rooms were opened up last night for people who had been forced to flee the streets in fear of their lives. 

One waiter described how police told them: 'You all have to stay inside because there's a probably a dead man there.'

'At the beginning, I thought to myself that maybe we were making an American film or that they had drunk too much,' said waiter Jimmy Eroglu, 42.  

Police vehicles block a street near Schwedenplatz square after exchanges of gunfire in Vienna. A large part of central Vienna is closed off

Police vehicles block a street near Schwedenplatz square after exchanges of gunfire in Vienna. A large part of central Vienna is closed off

Vienna police said in a Twitter post there had been

Vienna police said in a Twitter post there had been 'six different shooting locations' with 'one deceased person' and 'several injured'

Police officers search a car amid the manhunt in Vienna on Monday night

Police officers search a car amid the manhunt in Vienna on Monday night 

Armed policemen stand guard in front of the main entrance of the State Opera in the centre of Vienna last night following the shootings

Armed policemen stand guard in front of the main entrance of the State Opera in the centre of Vienna last night following the shootings

Two pedestrians are ordered onto the ground in central Vienna last night as officers took every precaution while trying to secure the city's streets

Two pedestrians are ordered onto the ground in central Vienna last night as officers took every precaution while trying to secure the city's streets

Armed policemen control persons inside a car near the Schwedenplatz in the centre of Vienna following the shootings this evening

Armed policemen control persons inside a car near the Schwedenplatz in the centre of Vienna following the shootings this evening

A heavily armed policeman stands guard at Schwedenplatz place in the centre of Vienna on Monday night following a shooting

A heavily armed policeman stands guard at Schwedenplatz place in the centre of Vienna on Monday night following a shooting

Austria's top security official said authorities believe there were several attackers involved and the incident was active for much of the night with people told to remain indoors

Austria's top security official said authorities believe there were several attackers involved and the incident was active for much of the night with people told to remain indoors

A police van blocks a central thoroughfare last night as the terrifying active was treated as an active situation for hours

A police van blocks a central thoroughfare last night as the terrifying active was treated as an active situation for hours 

Police urged people to avoid all open spaces and public transport in the city. Police said trams and buses were not stopping and urged social media users not to post videos of the police operation

Police urged people to avoid all open spaces and public transport in the city. Police said trams and buses were not stopping and urged social media users not to post videos of the police operation

An Austrian policeman overlooks an area in Vienna after a shooting in the city centre. Multiple gunshots were fired in central Vienna on Monday evening, police said, while media reported that there had been an attack close to a synagogue

An Austrian policeman overlooks an area in Vienna after a shooting in the city centre. Multiple gunshots were fired in central Vienna on Monday evening, police said, while media reported that there had been an attack close to a synagogue

Police block a street near Schwedenplatz square after a shooting in Vienna, Austria on Monday evening, which left four people dead

Police block a street near Schwedenplatz square after a shooting in Vienna, Austria on Monday evening, which left four people dead

Armed police officers walk through the streets of Vienna after this evening's attack, with a manhunt said to be underway

Armed police officers walk through the streets of Vienna after this evening's attack, with a manhunt said to be underway

Shocking footage believed to be taken near the scene showing people ducking and weaving as they run for cover, with shots ringing out

Shocking footage believed to be taken near the scene showing people ducking and weaving as they run for cover, with shots ringing out

'We stand united with you against terror': Boris Johnson and other European leaders express 'deep shock' after Vienna terror attack 

Politicians from across Europe have shared their support for Austria following tonight's shocking attack in Vienna. 

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: 'I am deeply shocked by the terrible attacks in Vienna tonight. The UK's thoughts are with the people of Austria - we stand united with you against terror. 

Home Secretary Priti Patel tweeted: 'Deeply shocked and saddened by the incident that has taken place in Vienna this evening. My thoughts are with everyone who has been affected and we stand ready to support in any way we can.'

French President Emmanuel Macron vowed Europe would not bow to terrorists following the shootings in Vienna on Monday in which at least two people including one attacker died and several more were injured.

'We French share the shock and sorrow of the Austrian people following the attack in Vienna,' Macron tweeted in both French and German. 

'After France, it is a friendly nation that has been attacked. This is our Europe. Our enemies must know who they're dealing with. We will concede nothing.'

Germany's foreign ministry said Monday that 'we cannot give in to hate that is supposed to divide our societies' following shootings in Austrian capital Vienna that left two dead, including one attacker, and several injured.

'Even if we can't yet foresee the extent of the terror, our thoughts are with the wounded and the victims in these difficult hours,' the ministry wrote on Twitter, calling the news from neighbouring Austria. 

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Robert Schneider, who lives in central Vienna, went out and found two lasers trained on his chest.

'Hands up, take off your jacket,' officers shouted at him, the 39-year-old told AFP. 'We had seen nothing, heard nothing. We are in shock.' 

Vienna police urged people to avoid all open spaces and public transport in the city. They also said trams and buses were not stopping and urged social media users not to post videos of the police operation, so as not to endanger officers.

Photos and videos from the scene show police officers searching restaurants, cars and people as part of the manhunt.

Czech police said they had started random checks on the country's border with Austria following Monday's attack.

'Police are carrying out random checks of vehicles and passengers on border crossings with Austria as a preventive measure in relation to the terror attack in Vienna,' the police tweeted.

Reacting to the attack, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: 'I am deeply shocked by the terrible attacks in Vienna tonight. The UK's thoughts are with the people of Austria - we stand united with you against terror. 

Home Secretary Priti Patel tweeted: 'Deeply shocked and saddened by the incident that has taken place in Vienna this evening. My thoughts are with everyone who has been affected and we stand ready to support in any way we can.'

French President Emmanuel Macron vowed Europe would not bow to terrorists following the shootings in Vienna on Monday in which at least two people including one attacker died and several more were injured.

'We French share the shock and sorrow of the Austrian people following the attack in Vienna,' Macron tweeted in both French and German. 

'After France, it

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