Hungary rocked by ‘terror attack’ after ‘NAIL BOMB’ explodes in capital Budapest
POLICE are investigating possible links to terrorism after a ‘nail bomb’ detonated in central Budapest, seriously injuring two police officers and triggering evacuations in the Hungarian capital days before a crucial vote on the country’s migration policy.
Police are on the scene following an explosion
Police sources said they believed the attack was deliberate and may have been targeting police officers.
Witnesses described seeing an attacker waiting in a doorway before throwing the explosive device packed with nails at two officers as they passed by the buidling.
The incident comes just a week before Hungarians go to the polls in a nationwide referendum that will set the direction of the country’s migration policy.
The explosion shattered glass windows and caused panic in the surrounding streets, with scores of emergency vehicles rushing towards loud blast, which witnesses initially believed to be triggered by a gas leak.
The police officers found nails in the area and are now investigating reports it may have been thrown at officers by an assailant who fled the scene shortly after the blast.
Officials confirmed that two police officers were injured and were taken to hospital.
Wtinesses described seeing a young female officer with head injuries from a “splinter” while a male officer suffered injuries to his feet.