Austrian police foil 'Vienna Christmas market terror plot'

Published: 12.17.19 , 08:06
Austrian authorities have foiled a plot to carry out a series of terror attacks, including bombing one of Vienna's Christmas markets, local media reported Monday.
The plot involved three men, including a 24-year-old ringleader who had been influenced by the ideology of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group, according to the APA news agency.
The main suspect is thought to have hatched a plot to target the Christmas market in front of St Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna city center between Christmas and New Year.
Other possible targets are said to have included Salzburg and locations in Germany, France, and Luxembourg.