A botched armed robbery in north Germany last June was the work of three wanted militants from the far-left Red Army Faction (RAF), police say.
The RAF, also called the Baader-Meinhof gang, killed more than 30 people in an anti-capitalist terror campaign in the 1970s and 80s.
In 1998 an RAF declaration said the “urban guerrilla project” had ended.
Shots were fired at an armoured security van near Bremen last June, but the militants could not open its doors.
The three fled the scene – a supermarket car park in Gross Mackenstedt – in a Ford Focus, having failed to grab the estimated €1m (£770,000; $1.1m) in cash that was inside the van. The two security men inside were unhurt, German broadcaster NDR said.