Photo Gallery Sites of RAF Terror

Stockholm, Heidelberg, Cologne: Just a few places where the RAF would launch attacks. The message was clear to all: Nowhere was safe from the RAF's power to terrorize.
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Sept. 5 marks the 30th anniversary of the kidnapping of industrialist Hanns-Martin Schleyer, an event remembered as the beginning of the "German Autumn." Andreas Baader, shown here in the top left corner, was one of the founders of the RAF. In 1969, Baader was sentenced to prison for the arson bombing of a Frankfurt department store. While being allowed to study at a library in Berlin, masked men helped him break free. Three were wounded in the successful escape. Here are some other scenes in the history of the terror organization.

Foto: DPA
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On May 12, 1972, "Commando Thomas Weißbecker" carried out on attack on a state police station in Augsburg, wounding several.

Foto: DPA
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Three American soldiers were killed and five were wounded after the RAF launched an attack on the European headquarters of the US Army in Heidelberg on May 24, 1972.

Foto: DPA
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On April 25, 1975, RAF terrorists launched an attack on the the German embassy in Stockholm. Two embassy workers were shot dead, and many were wounded in an explosion, in which two terrorists died.

Foto: DPA
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On April 7, 1977, Attorney General Siegfried Buback and his aides Wolfgang Göbel and Georg Wurster were murdered in Karlsruhe. It is still not known today who fired the fatal shots from a motorcycle.

Foto: DPA
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On Sept. 5, 1977, industrialist Hanns-Martin Schleyer was kidnapped in Cologne. The terrorists killed his driver and three bodyguards in the process.

Foto: DPA
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On August 31, 1981, 17 people were wounded in an attack on the US military airport in Ramstein.

Foto: DPA
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On August 8, 1985, two died in a bomb attack at the headquarters of the US armed forces at the Frankfurt airport; 23 were wounded.

Foto: DPA
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On October 10, 1986, high-ranking German diplomat Gerold von Braunmühl was shot in front of his house in Bonn.

Foto: DPA
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On March 27, 1993, a bomb attack on a prison in Weiterstadt caused damages of over 123 million German marks. This was the last spectacular action carried out by the RAF before it disbanded in 1998.

Foto: DPA
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