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Oct 26, 2016

Hungarian police officer shot dead

A suspect has been detained and investigations are ongoing

A police officer hass been killed in a shooting in northwest Hungary early on Wednesday morning, it has been reported.

According to regional news website kisalfold.hu, a suspected assailant has been detained and investigations are ongoing.

A spokesman for Hungarian police and the TEK counter-terrorism unit declined to comment. Andrea Nagy, a spokeswoman for Hungarian prosecutors, could not comment immediately, according to Reuters.

Kisalfold.hu said the assailant was also injured and was taken to hospital.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this news item was illustrated with a photograph intended to depict policemen on duty but could have been misinterpreted by some readers. The photograph has been changed.