In 2368, the colony was attacked and destroyed by an unidentified vessel. Before its destruction, the colony sent an emergency distress signal, which was received by the USS Enterprise-D. The starship found survivors from the attack and transported them to Lya Station Alpha.
Shortly after, a Bajoran splinter group led by Orta apparently claimed responsibility for the attack, prompting Admiral Kennelly to assign the Enterprise-D to investigate the threat. It was eventually found that the Cardassians had attacked the colony to frame Orta, so that Starfleet would draw him into the open. (TNG: "Ensign Ro")