WEST GERMANY: Ambush in a Civil War

After a brutal kidnaping Bonn plans to get tough on terrorists

The two-car armed convoy that wound its way through Cologne's streets last week was bringing well-known Industrialist Hanns-Martin Schleyer, 62, home from his downtown office. Suddenly the blue Mercedes carrying Schleyer screeched to a halt in order to avoid crashing into a yellow sedan that was blocking half the street and a baby carriage that had rolled across the other half. Sensing danger, the driver of the convoy's second car pulled up behind Schleyer's auto. As three of the bodyguards jumped...

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