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Hungarian police officers in stable condition after blast

  • Police forensic experts examine the scene in central Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, after an explosion of yet unknown origin occured in a shop late Saturday night. According to an expert apparently a home made bomb went off in front of the shop. The explosion injured two patrolling policemen. (Peter Lakatos/MTI via AP)

    Police forensic experts examine the scene in central Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, after an explosion of yet unknown origin occured in a shop late Saturday night. According to an expert apparently a home made bomb went off in front of the shop. The explosion injured two patrolling policemen. (Peter Lakatos/MTI via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police officers cordon off the area of the scene in central Budapest, Hungary, early Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, after an explosion of yet unknown origin occured in a shop late Saturday nigh injured two patrolling policemen. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)

    Police officers cordon off the area of the scene in central Budapest, Hungary, early Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, after an explosion of yet unknown origin occured in a shop late Saturday nigh injured two patrolling policemen. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police officers cordon off the area of the scene in central Budapest, Hungary, early Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, after an explosion of yet unknown origin occured in a shop late Saturday night injuring two patrolling policemen. (Zoltan Mihadak/MTI via AP)

    Police officers cordon off the area of the scene in central Budapest, Hungary, early Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, after an explosion of yet unknown origin occured in a shop late Saturday night injuring two patrolling policemen. (Zoltan Mihadak/MTI via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Hungarian police say two officers wounded in an unexplained explosion are in stable condition and being treated in intensive care at a hospital.

A 23-year-old female officer suffered life-threatening injuries while her 26-year-old male partner was also seriously wounded in the blast late Saturday while they were on foot patrol in downtown Budapest. Both were recuperating after surgery.

Authorities have yet to explain the incident, after which several streets, including a major avenue, were closed to traffic while investigators searched the scene in the vicinity of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.

Police on Sunday requested that witnesses come forward with information about the blast and to provide any videos or images taken at the scene.