Supporters of the Baader Meinhof urban guerrillas attacked West German companies, legations and tourist buses across Europe yesterday in the fifth day of violent protest against Bonn anti-terrorist policies.
Arsonists set fire to eight tourist buses in central Paris and attempted to burn the offices of the West German tourism offices there. A violent explosition severely damaged a Paris apartment where police found explosives and pamphlets favorable to the German Red Army Faction.
In the French city of Toulouse, butance gas bottles were set on fire at the West German consulate, a private German telephone company and a computer manufacturing firm. The Andreas Baader Commando" group claimed responsibility for the Toulouse attacks in a telephone call. The group is named after the Red Army Faction leader who dies in his ceil at Stammheim prison Tuesday with two other urban guerrillas after collapse of the plane hijack attempt to win their release.
In Italy, police reported minor damaged from bomb attacks on a parked German bus in Bolzano and a BMW auto showroom in Sassari.
Tourist organizations throughout France reported massive cancellations from West German tourists.
In Mogadishu, Somali officials said that the sole survivors of the four person hijack team, a woman said to be a Palestinian Arab, is in a police hospital recovering from a bullet wound in the upper leg. She was shot by the West German commandos who freed 36 hostages aboard the hijacked Lufthansa flight.
Official sources said Somalia has tightened its internal security, fearing guerrilla reprisals.
One example came Thursday, when Somali troops strode into the dining room of Mogadishu's leading hotel and took away a swarthy man in European-style clothes who had just been served his soup.
Hotel sources said police suspected him of plotting an attack on a Somali Airlines plane. South Yemeni fighter planes, reportedly harassed a Somali Airlines passenger aircraft a few days ago.
South Yemen is one of the four countries that condemned Somalia for cooperating with the West Germans in the raid. The other countries are Libya, Uganda and Algeria.
In Rome, Italian Interior Minister Francesco Cossiga said he would have met West Germany's request to prevent the hijacked jet from leaving Rome if the request had been received in time.
The minister said in the weekly newspaper of his Christian Department party that the pilot took off without informing the control tower and with the runway lights out.
In the related killing of West German industrialist Hanns-Martin Schleyer, police identified four Red Army terrorists they believe were directly involved.
A gas station attendant at Mulhouse, France, where Schleyer's body was found Wednesday in the trunk of a car, told French police he recognized Willy Peter Stoll, 27, and Christian Klar, 23, as the occupants of a car that purchased gasoline from him that mornings.
Another witness told French police he met a trio of German answering the descriptions of Angelika Speitel, Rolf Heissler, and Klar at a cafe in Colmar nine days after Schleyer was kidnapped Sept. 5 in Cologne. The four are among 16 Baader-Meinhof gang terrorists West German police have been hunting since Schleyer's death.
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt's Social Democratic Party blamed Hans Filbinger, the head of the Baden-Wuertemberg state government, for allowing the operation of a "terrorist headquarters" in the Stuttgart-Stammheim maximum security prison, with weapons, explosives and communication equipment. Three guerrillas died at the prison, two of them by shooting.
The state is governed by the Christian Democrats, who are the opposition party in the federal parliament.
Filbinger, state premier for 11 years has been particularly embarrassed since he has been one of the most vociferous advocates of a hard line against terrorists.
In a scathing radio commentary Social Democratic politician Egon Bahr charged that "whoever roams the country demanding law and order should make sure existing legislation is implemented."
Bahr, one of the social democrats' top strategists and a former cabinet minister, said the Stammhelm scandal had seriously damaged West Germany's reputation abroad.
Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a West German citizen who was one of the leaders of the French student revolt in 1963, said, however, that the freeing of the hostages in Mogadishu is "the moral and political end" of the terrorists.
"The Red Army faction as a symbol of the armed struggle has lost a decisive battle," he said in an interview with the French left-wing weekly Le Nouvel Observateur.