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Woman Charged in Attacks on U.S. General, Base

September 10, 1991

KARLSRUHE, Germany (AP) _ A Red Army Faction terrorist has been charged with attempted murder in connection with attacks on a U.S. general and an American air base in August 1981, prosecutors said today.

Federal prosecutors accused 37-year-old Ingrid Jakobsmeier of helping plan a car bombing at U.S. Air Force headquarters in Ramstein, southwest of Frankfurt. The attack injured 17 people, some seriously, and caused millions of dollars in damage.

Ms. Jakobsmeier, already serving a five-year term for being a member of an outlawed group and violating German gun laws, is also accused of helping plan an attack in Heidelberg on Gen. Frederik Kroesen. Then head of U.S. forces in Europe, Kroesen and his wife were injured when another Red Army Faction terrorist, Christian Klar, fired two over-the-shoulder missiles at their car.

Klar is serving a life term for his terrorist activities.

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