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Young mum of three murdered

A 21-year-old mother of three young children has been murdered in her home in Klagenfurt.

The order of events that led to her death is not clear, although her 33-year-old husband is thought to be a suspect.

Police spokesman Rainer Dionisio confirmed that there has been a homicide but said that the "cause of death and the sequence of events is unclear".

It is believed the husband may have strangled the wife after an argument at their home on Wednesday morning. The children - aged one, two, and four-years-old - were present in the house when the dispute happened.

The husband was arrested after he called out police a few hours after his wife was thought to have died. The husband was also suffering from superficial stab wounds and cuts and was taken to hospital for outpatient treatment.

The children have been taken under the psychological care of the Austrian Red Cross and have been sent to a centre in Klagenfurt.

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