Two people have been detained in Germany in connection with operations against the radical left-wing Red Army Faction (RAF), which was founded in 1970 and operated until 1998. 

At 7.30 a.m. on Sunday, police conducted raids in the Markgrafendamm district of Berlin in search of Ernst-Volker Staub, 69, and Burkhard Garweg, 55, who were again wanted.  The two men were "temporarily detained while their identities are checked" in connection with the operations, a police spokesman said. 

German public broadcaster WDR quoted police as saying that the men they detained were not Garweg and Staub. The German News Agency (dpa) said four men and one woman were detained in the raids. 

The police department of the state of Lower Saxony, which is leading the investigation, said shots were fired to open a door but no one was injured. 

Last week, former member Daniela Klette, wanted for more than 30 years, was arrested in Berlin. 
Police had offered a 150,000 euro reward for information leading to the arrest of Klette, Garweg and Staub. 

The RAF is believed to have disbanded in 1998 and the three outlaws are believed to have made a living from robberies. After the capture of Klette, the police began to believe that Garweg and Staub were also hiding in Berlin and intensified their operations.