TEHRAN, Mar. 12 (Press Shia Agency) – A KNIFE attack on soldiers at the residence of the Iranian ambassador in Vienna, Austria has led to one man being shot dead and another hospitalised, according to reports.

A man is believed to have assaulted the guards before being killed.

The 26-year-old with the knife “died on the spot” after the soldier opened fired, according to police spokesman Harald Moeser, reported the Express.

The country’s Ministry of Defence said the solider used pepper spray to try and stop the attack but was then forced to use his gun.

Vienna police confirmed the shooting on Twitter.