Lawmakers: Hungary suspects detained last week not Islamic extremists, but still dangerous

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Hungarian lawmakers say six suspects detained last week by police in two separate cases are not Islamic extremists but are still dangerous.

Zsolt Molnar, chairman of Parliament's national security committee, said Wednesday after a closed hearing with Janos Hajdu, director of Hungary's Counterterrorism Center, the suspects were radicals with a confused ideology.

Other lawmakers said police had likely prevented "very serious crimes" with the detentions.

Two people whose car contained machine guns, ammunition and silencers were detained Friday and placed under preliminary arrest by a court.

In addition, two Hungarians and two foreigners were detained Saturday near Budapest after explosives were found in their car, but a court rejected a request to keep them in custody. Police later found a "bomb lab" and homemade explosives during house searches.