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17 suspects identified in Hungary extremist group probe

Hungarian police say 17 suspects have been identified in an investigation into the activities of the Hungarian National Front, a marginal ultra-nationalist group.

This photo made available by the Communication Department of the Hungarian National Police Headquarters (ORFK) shows the displayed weapon arsenal, confiscated by the National Detective office from the nationalist group Hungarian National Front during a press conference at the Police Administration Center in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (ORFK/MTI via AP)

Police Lt. Col. Andras Opauszki said Friday that hidden caches of weapons, ammunition, grenades and explosives were also found during the probe, which lasted over two years.

Most of the suspects are thought to have been preparing for violent acts. Three have been confined to their homes, while the others haven't had their movements restricted or been arrested.

Opauszki said the group's website included appeals to fight against migrants. Police have handed over the results of their investigation to prosecutors, proposing that charges be brought against the suspects.

Also Friday, prosecutors charged the group's former leader, Istvan Gyorkos, in the October 2016 killing of a police officer.