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WORLD IN BRIEF : GERMANY : Couple Charged in Haig Murder Try

German authorities have charged a married couple with attempted murder in the 1979 bombing of a limousine carrying Gen. Alexander M. Haig, then the commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The federal prosecutor’s office said Sigrid Friedrich, 42, is accused of helping set up the attack in Belgium. Her husband, Baptist Ralf Friedrich, 44, is suspected of acquiring plastic explosives for the bomb from Italy’s guerrilla Red Brigades. The device detonated just after Haig’s car passed, but he escaped injury.


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