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Nov 16, 2016

Hungarian police make arrests in far-right crackdown

Twelve people were arrested early on Tuesday morning in the capital, Budapest, Mosonmagyaróvár, near the border with Austria, Vác and five other locations

Twelve people have been arrested in a series of counter-terrorism raids in northern Hungary, it has been revealed.

Euronews.com reports that the national police say the raids, which were ordered by the counter-terrorism force TEK, also seized automatic weapons, handguns and explosives.

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

All twelve suspects are believed to be connected to the Hungarian National Front.

The founder of the far-right organization is suspected of involvement in last month’s killing of a police officer in the village of Bőny, near the western city of Győr.

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