World IN BRIEF : GERMANY : Ex-Security Chief Accused in Attack

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Germany's chief prosecutor accused former East German security boss Erich Mielke of aiding in a 1981 terrorist attack on a U.S. general and announced that five of Mielke's onetime aides have been arrested. Mielke, 83, has been in investigative custody in Berlin since July. The prosecutor, Alexander von Stahl, said the five former Mielke associates were arrested in Berlin. U.S. Army Gen. Frederik Kroesen was slightly injured in the 1981 attack. Mielke and his aides also are suspected of helping in a 1981 car-bomb attack that injured 17 U.S. soldiers.

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