Hungary: Police officer killed during attempted home search

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) " Hungarian authorities say that a police officer was killed during an attempted home search in the village of Bony, near the western city of Gyor.

Prosecutors and police said Wednesday that a 76-year-old man suspected of firing about six shots at police with an assault weapon was injured in the confrontation and was recovering in a hospital.

Police did not confirm reports in the state media that the suspected shooter was the founder and leader of the Hungarian National Front, a marginal, ultra-nationalist group.

Officials said Maj. Peter Palvolgyi, a 46-year-old chief investigator, was shot in the head and died at the scene of the confrontation.

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