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Jan 16, 2017

Hungarian police arrest two teenagers en route to join ISIS

György Bakondi, Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, said the two women had been on their way to Damascus to join the Islamic State terrorist group

Hungarian police have arrested two foreign women wanted on suspicion of terrorist-related offenses, it has been revealed.

György Bakondi, chief security advisor to the prime minister, said the two women had been on their way to Damascus to join the Islamic State terrorist group.

A spokesman for the Csongrád County police department confirmed that an 18-year-old Belgian and 19-year-old French woman were arrested at the southern border.

According to MTI, both subjects were wanted under a Europe-wide manhunt and were apprehended at the Röszke border station on their way to Serbia.

Reports say the women had been travelling on a bus headed from Vienna to Sofia, and police determined that European arrest warrants had been issued for both women and arrested them on the scene.