Japanese police suspect the three guerrillas who killed at least twenty-six people at Tel Aviv Airport on Tuesday (30 May) are members of the extremist Range Sekigun group.
GV Aircraft on tarmac (3 shots)
TOP VIEW Korean soldiers disguised run onto airfield.
SV Armoured car
LV Aircraft on tarmac.
CU Korean soldier looking on.
SV Newsmen (2 shots)
AERIAL VIEW ZOOM TO Burial site with police and onlookers.
SV Police dig for bodies (2 shots)
SV Police carry bodies covered with sheets. (3 shots)
AERIAL VIEW Besieged house.
SV Demolition bail hits side of house.
TOP VIEW Police around house.
GV Water sprayed into house (2 shots)
TOP VIEW Police fire gas grenades into windows. (2 shots)
SV Guerilla punches out window.
SV Guerilla appears at window.
SV Police in adjoining room come out onto balcony. (4 shots)
SV Police bring out body of shot policemen.
SV Gunmen escorted away by police. (2 shots)
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Background: Japanese police suspect the three guerrillas who killed at least twenty-six people at Tel Aviv Airport on Tuesday (30 May) are members of the extremist Range Sekigun group.
Rengo Sekigun - otherwise known as the Unified Red Army - describes itself s an urban guerilla organisation. Numerically, its memberships believed to be very small, but the group has made its mark on Japanese life in recent years with a series of daring attacks on people and property.
This Visnews Library Film shows first a jet airliner hi-jacked by Rengo Sakigun in 1970. The nine armed terrorists demanded that the aircraft and its hundred passengers fly to North Korea. An elaborate plan was hatched to trick the hi-jackers into believing that Seoul Airport in South Korea was the airfield in the North they hoped to reach. This film shows the airliner on the ground at Seoul wile officials tried to persuade the hi-jackers that they had arrived in North Korea. The plan failed, but the passengers were released at Seoul in exchange for a junior member of the Japanese government who flew with the hi-jackers to North Korea. He, the aircraft, and its crew were late released by the North Koreans.
The second sequence shows Japanese police uncovering the bodies of people though to have been members of the Rengo Sekigun, apparently murdered in a purge. The bodies included a young woman who was eight months pregnant. All the dead - who numbered fourteen - were apparently tortured, then bound, and left in the snow to freeze to death.
The final sequence shows police using machinery and weapons to break a ten-day seige in which members of Rengo Sekigun held a housewife hostage in a remote mountain villa. The hostage was finally released unharmed and five terrorists were arrested - but two policemen and a civilian were killed in the battle to capture the house.