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Arrests in far-right crackdown in Hungary

Arrests in far-right crackdown in Hungary
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  • 12 arrests in Budapest and 7 other sites
  • Weapons and explosives seized
  • Founder of far-right organisation arrested last month over death of police officer

12 people have been arrested in a series of counter-terrorism raids in northern Hungary.

The national police say the raids, which were ordered by the counter-terrorism force TEK, also netted automatic weapons, handguns and explosives.

Officers swooped early on Tuesday morning in the capital, Budapest, Mosonmagyarovar, near the border with Austria, Vac and five other locations.

The Hungarian National Frontline

All 12 suspects are believed to be connected to the Hungarian National Frontline.

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.

11 were arrested on suspicion of violence against members of a community and possession of illegal firearms.