11 wounded in Vienna gurdwara clash

May 24th, 2009 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Vienna, May 24 (DPA) At least 11 people were wounded, some severely, in a knife and gun attack Sunday morning involving rival Sikh groups in a gurdwara in the Austrian capital.
According to the APA news agency, the incident took place during a sermon by a guest guru from India.

It is believed that at least six members of another Viennese Sikh community stood up during the sermon and attacked the speaker with knives and a gun. At least three shots were fired, the report said.

During the melee, members of the congregation pounced upon the attackers and overpowered them, beating some severely.

No information of the motive for the attack was immediately available.

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