ANN News Desk
From Alliance News Desk in Vancouver
September 25, 2197
Nuclear Terrorism Impacts Earth
By Doh-Keun Jung
BUSAN, KOREA-At 11:47 hrs local time. a low-yield nuclear device detonated inside the Shinsegae department store, the largest department store on Earth. The blast obliterated the store and caused significant damage in a 200 meter radius from the detonation point. Rescue operations by local first responders are ongoing, but due to the nature of the attack, the likelihood of survivors remains low. While no official estimates of casualties has been released, experts estimate casualties figures in excess of 10,000 among the visitors and employees across the Centum City complex that houses the store.
While no group has officially claimed responsibility for this attack, major news outlets across Alliance space received the following message a few minutes ago:
Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, “Come.” I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.
This passage comes from the christian bible, Revelation 6:1-2, and according to our experts, it is a “calling card” of Death’s Legion, a covert military group linked with similar operations in the Traverse and Terminus systems in the past two decades. The Alliance government linked Death’s Legion to several suicide attacks on Milgrom (see: Suicide Attacks on Milgrom). If so, this is is a grave escalation of the conflict on the part of Libertas’ embattled regime. No word yet on what measures, if any, the Alliance will take in response to these events.