Hungary bomb attack “was planned execution”


An explosion in Budapest that seriously injured two police officers was caused by a homemade, shrapnel-laden device intended to kill the pair, according to Hungarian authorities.

Detectives have launched a manhunt and opened an attempted murder inquiry following the incident late on Saturday, Hungarian police chief Karoly Papp told a press conference.

“Our police officers were the targets of the attack. I consider it as an attack on the whole Hungarian police force — it was aimed at executing them,” he said.

The officers were on a foot patrol in the Hungarian capital when they were targeted with explosives, Papp added, without giving further details.

Papp did not comment on any possible terrorist link but said that “seven possible versions” of what happened were being considered.

The bomb was a homemade device packed with shrapnel, he added. Papp described the suspect as a man aged between 20 and 25-years-old, 1.70 metres tall, thought to have been wearing a light-coloured fishing hat, blue jeans and white trainers.

A 23-year-old female policewoman suffered life-threatening injuries due to the blast while her 26-year-old male colleague was also seriously injured, Papp said.

Their conditions have since stabilised, he added.

The blast occurred at 10:36pm local time (5.36am AEST) at a street-level shop on a major thoroughfare in the Hungarian capital.

Reports on the public M1 news channel said security cameras had recorded a bag being left at the scene by an unidentified man shortly before the blast.

Initial witness accounts said the large blast sounded like a gas explosion, although Hungary’s rescue agency said there was no fire following the blast.

Bystanders posted pictures on social media of nails scattered across the scene. The explosion, which was heard across central Budapest, blew out the ground floor shopfront and damaged nearby buildings and cars.

“There was a big explosion, I saw lots of smoke, and the window of the hostel I was staying in nearby was smashed,” an American tourist told M1.

Police forensic personnel combed the area for clues through Sunday, while officers carried out door-to-door inquiries.

Hungary’s national security parliamentary committee will meet Monday to discuss the blast, its chairperson told Hungary’s MTI new agency.


hungary see some nasty action now..the leader of hungary has been saying some very anti-eu statements lately..1 + 1 = 2?

“Our police officers were the targets of the attack. I consider it as an attack on the whole Hungarian police force — it was aimed at executing them,” he said.”

a domestic or international act?


~ by seeker401 on September 27, 2016.

2 Responses to “Hungary bomb attack “was planned execution””

  1. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

  2. victory or defeat?

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