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Gunman kills Hungarian teachers

A gunman has shot dead a school principal and another teacher in the Hungarian capital, Budapest.

Both were shot in the head. A security guard was also shot in the hand during Wednesday night's attack, police say.

The gunman fled the school in the Csepel neighbourhood of the capital after the shootings.

A $25,000 (16,900) reward has been offered for information leading to the capture of the killer. The motive for the attack is not known.

The school is reported to specialise in the education of children with special needs.

Csepel is on the northern tip of a large island in the Danube River. In communist times it was a centre of heavy industry in Budapest.

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