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Libya May Take Responsibility for Pan Am Bombing

U.S. Considering Country’s Offer to Assume Some Culpability for 1988 Incident That Killed 270. Libya agreed for the first time yesterday to take a measure of responsibility for the 1988 terrorist bombing that destroyed Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, said a senior State Department official who reported that the offer is being studied carefully. At a meeting in London with U.S. and British diplomats who have long been negotiating a statement of responsibility, Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi’s emissaries proposed words to accompany a previous offer to pay as much as $2.7 billion to the relatives of 270 victims. “There is some agreement along those lines with Libya. I’m not in a position to say that it’s sufficient,” the official said. “We intend to go through it very carefully back here.” Full Story

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