Hungary's border fence – Photo: wikipedia

Protectors of southern borders attacked over 200 times this year

Migrants attacked law enforcement officers protecting Hungary's southern borders over two hundred times this year, with 28 officers suffering injuries, the national police said on its website on Friday.

A total of 238 attacks were recorded at borders in Bacs-Kiskun County and Csongrad-Csanad County. The attackers used sticks and threw stones, bricks and sand at the uniformed officers, injuring 28 of them, the website said.

Proceedings were started in 61 cases for alleged assault against a person in official capacity and 78 cases for assault against a person fulfilling public duty.

Illegal migrants also caused considerable damage to equipment and vehicles, with damages often exceeding several million forints, said.

Police added that the number of illegal border crossing attempts was on the rise and border violators were becoming increasingly aggressive.

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