Terrorism a Tale of Two Bombings

Attacks in West Germany and France stir new fears of violence

Karl Heinz Beckurts knew that the terrorist Red Army Faction had marked him for death. The director of research and technology at Siemens, the West German electronics giant, he had hired security guards, barred windows and installed alarms at his villa in Strasslach, south of Munich. Last week Beckurts, 56, lost his battle against ter rorism. On his way to work, Beckurts and the driver of his gray BMW limousine were killed 875 yards from his home when a hidden roadside bomb blew the vehicle across the road and into a fence. A letter filled with Marxist jargon was found near...

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