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Ten people were arrested and later released. The action in Berlin came after one of three wanted members of the militant group was arrested last week.

The German police conducted a raid in Berlin on Sunday in their longtime search for three fugitives connected to the Red Army Faction, originally known as the Baader-Meinhof gang, Germany’s most infamous postwar terrorist group.

The police arrested one of the three last week. That woman, Daniela Klette, had been on the run for decades, and was found in Berlin. The police were seeking two accomplices, Ernst-Volker Staub and Burkhard Garweg.

But Mr. Staub and Mr. Gaweg were not among the 10 people arrested in Sunday’s raid in the trendy Berlin district of Friedrichshain. All were released on Sunday after the police were able to confirm their identities.

The Red Army Faction, was Germany’s most infamous postwar terrorist group. Ms. Klette, who evaded the police for decades, was wanted in connection with the bombing of a prison in 1993.

During their time in hiding, the police say, Ms. Klette, Mr. Staub and Mr. Garweg committed at least 13 violent robberies, netting them about two million euros, or about $2.1 million.

Ms. Klette’s arrest last week made national headlines not only because of the criminal group’s sensational past, but also because that she had been living practically in plain sight. Under the name Claudia Ivone, Ms. Klette lived in an apartment in the popular Berlin district of Kreuzberg. The now 65-year-old fugitive had been active in a group practicing the Brazilian martial art of capoeira and in a local Afro-Brazilian society, even participating in a popular Berlin street festival and being photographed there.

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