Budapest (MTI) – In December two French male youths attempted to cross Hungary with the intention of reaching the Middle East in order to join the Islamic State, the head of Hungary counter-terrorism centre (TEK) told commercial broadcaster TV2 on Thursday.
Janos Hajdu said that the centre had received information about the French nationals, and on this basis they were detained at the Hungarian-Serbian border crossing of Kelebia and handed over to the French authorities. He added that this had not been an isolated or single case.
Hajdu said he did not know of any Hungarian national with a similar aim as the Frenchmen.
Last November a young Dutch female was stopped attempting to join the IS at the same border crossing.