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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bombing Suspects Held

BUDAPEST () -- Hungarian police said Friday they had arrested two suspects in a wave of bombings and shootings that Budapest's mayor attributes to gang warfare.

"This is a war, this is definitely a gang war," Mayor Gabor Demszky told Reuters shortly before police announced the arrests of two men identified only as Peter S. and Laszlo R.

Police said that after arresting the two men Nov. 5, they confiscated handguns, silencers, 1,000 rounds of ammunition, seven hand grenades, 2.5 kilograms of plastic explosive and a timing device while searching a house used by Peter S.

Since the summer, a series of late-night grenade blasts has caused minor damage outside more than a dozen pubs, nightclubs and restaurants.