The Germanys: Alarming Aftermath

Alarming Aftermath

On April 5, 1986, an 11-lb. bomb killed two U.S. servicemen and injured 230 people in the La Belle discotheque in West Berlin. Ten days later, blaming Libya, President Reagan ordered a U.S. bombing raid on Tripoli. Yet investigators were never able to prove conclusively that Libya was behind the attack.

Now a joint task force set up by the two Germanys to investigate terrorist activities by East Germany's ousted communist government is also examining a suspected Libyan connection. A Palestinian involved in the bombing is reportedly imprisoned for other charges in West Berlin. The East Germans are said to have...