Four people were in a critical condition after two separate knife attacks near Vienna's Nestroyplatz metro station. An Afghan national has confessed to the stabbing, blaming his "rage about his life situation."
The suspect, an Afghan national, confessed to the stabbings. He blamed his "aggressive feeling and rage about his life situation," Vienna police spokesman Patrick Maierhofer said, adding that police do not believe there was a political motive behind the attack.
Last year, more than 3,600 Afghan nationals applied for asylum in Austria, making it one of the largest recipients of Afghan asylum applications.
A study published by the University of Virginia's School of Medicine last year said Afghan refugees suffer from a high risk of depression and other psychological issues due to "negative experiences such as war trauma, displacement and resettlement, and post-migration socioeconomic difficulties."