Sudden Death

Bombings rock P.L.O. offices

No one, of course, paid any attention. At about 9 one morning last week, an unidentified man simply parked an automobile in a bustling neighborhood in the southern Lebanese coastal town of Sidon and walked away. Moments later, an explosion ripped through the street, virtually destroying the seven-story regional headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization and its leftist Lebanese allies, the 13-party National Movement, where a meeting of officials was due to convene within the hour.

Distraught relatives and rescue workers carried wounded women and children to safety over...

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