Budapest, April 2 (MTI) – It is possible that Hungary will be exposed to a terrorist attack, Belgian Middle East expert Pieter Van Ostaeyen told the Saturday issue of daily Népszabadság.
The European network of the Islamic State terrorist organisation has remained intact even during the wave of arrests that followed the Paris and Brussels bombings, he said.
As no European country involved in the fight against the Islamic State can feel secure, the threats addressed to Hungary and Portugal should be taken seriously. Both countries might be targeted, Van Ostaeyen said.
The paper noted that Hungary had contributed 120 soldiers to the international force fighting against the IS. Two platoons are involved in training and another two in guarding facilities in Erbil and its vicinity in northern Iraq. Hungary has also sent bomb demolition experts to help Kurdish fighters, it said.