NEW YORK — Seven members of a radical group called the United Freedom Front were indicted Tuesday on charges of bombing 10 military and corporation installations in the New York City area in a wave of anti-military, anti-South Africa terrorism.
The group was linked to at least two other terrorist organizations believed responsible for a series of bombings since 1983. The three groups have been linked to the bombing of the U.S. Capitol in 1983, but that attack was not mentioned in the indictment.
U.S. Atty. Raymond Dearie said the indictment charged the defendants with conspiring to bomb military targets and offices of corporations that were either military contractors or did business with South Africa. No one was injured in the bombings.
The indictment capped an FBI investigation aided by a coded diary found at a Jefferson, Ohio, home of two defendants. In the diary were the names of at least 20 New York City firms and 60 others nationwide believed to be future terrorist targets, the FBI said.