On June 25th the Austrian Nazis began a series of act to sow terror in Austria. Dolfuss announced a series of steps to crack down on the Nazis violence, but it was too little too late. On July 25th 154 German trained Austrian Nazis broke into the chancellery and shot Dolfuss in the throat. The Nazis did not allow Dolfuss to get medical attention so he slowly bled out and died. The Nazis were not successful as the Minister of Justice Dr Kurt von Schuschnigg led a counter attack and regained control of the Chancellery. All the attackers were either killed in the counter assault or later executed.