New indications of German leftist terrorist group members hiding in Netherlands

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The police have new evidence that three members of former German leftist extremist group Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF) were recently hiding in the Netherlands, and may still be here. In one getaway car used by the members, the German police found a piece of Dutch newspaper. According to the Dutch police, this seems to "confirm that they are hiding in our country", reports.

The three RAF members believed to be in the Netherlands are Daniela Klette, Ernst-Volker Staub and Burkhard Garweg. They are suspected of six violent supermarket robberies and two cash transports robberies in Wolfsburg and Cremilngen between 2011 and 2016. They threatened their victims with numerous weapons, including a Kalashnikov and a rocket launcher.

The police started spreading the three RAF members' descriptions through the Netherlands in July last year, due to indications that they may be hiding in the country. 

The Red Army Faction, as the group is known in English, was established in 1970 and officially broke up in 1998. In that time RAF was held responsible for 30 murders, a series of robberies and multiple bombings, according to the newspaper.