Covert images show how Czech security services kept close watch on international assassin and Munich terrorist Abu Daoud in 1970s and 80s

One summer day in August 1979, Carlos the Jackal, international terrorist and assassin, managed to lock himself out of his luxury hotel room in Prague, and got so angry that he started running along the corridors yelling and waving a large revolver.

The Venezuelan, born Ilyich Ramirez Sanchez, is serving a life sentence in France. But in the 1970s and early 1980s, he lived freely – and sometimes outrageously – under the watchful eye of the communist Czechoslovakian regime, making Prague’s Intercontinental Hotel his second home.

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