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Arrests in far-right crackdown in Hungary

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By Catherine Hardy  with EBU
Arrests in far-right crackdown in Hungary

<p><br /> <br /> </p> <ul> <li>12 arrests in Budapest and 7 other sites</li> <li>Weapons and explosives seized</li> <li>Founder of far-right organisation arrested last month over death of police officer</li> </ul> <br /> <br /> <p>12 people have been arrested in a series of counter-terrorism raids in northern Hungary.</p> <p>The national police say the raids, which were ordered by the counter-terrorism force <span class="caps">TEK</span>, also netted automatic weapons, handguns and explosives.</p> <p>Officers swooped early on Tuesday morning in the capital, Budapest, Mosonmagyarovar, near the border with Austria, Vac and five other locations.</p> <br /> <br /> <h3><strong>The Hungarian National Frontline</strong></h3> <br /> <br /> <p>All 12 suspects are believed to be connected to the Hungarian National Frontline.</p> <p>The founder of the far-right organisation is suspected of involvement in last month’s killing of a police officer in the village of Bony near the western city of Gyor.</p> <p>11 were arrested on suspicion of violence against members of a community and possession of illegal firearms.</p> <br /> <br />