Guerrilla Uprising (Embassy of Duronis II)
An explosion kills several Pro-Federation Laudeaun officials, and starts a conflict with anti-Starfleet forces.
An early morning explosion rocked Lokesh City as a suicide bomber detonated themselves, killing at least five Pro-Federation officials and several others. Starfleet personnel, rushing to assist the local authorities, find an angry crowd placing blame squarely on Starfleet and the Federation. While arguments went on between Starfleet personnel and Laudean authorities, a second attacker attempted to detonate a second device in the middle of the gathered crowd. The second bomber was taken prisoner, but not before the device detonated in the middle of crowd of children.
The attackers were quickly identified as part of anti-Alien group known as the Til'ahn First Militia (TFM), which believes in using violence to end what they consider the Federation's 'Occupation' of Til'ahn. Laudean authorities have admitted to losing control of up to 60% of Lokesh City to TFM forces.
In the immediate aftermath the Embassy staff got into action. The newly minted XO (Lt. Commander Oddas) has been placed in charge of keeping the Embassy safe, Admiral Turner assisting the Laudean Prime Minister with a media offensive to sway public opinion in the direction of Starfleet and the Federation, Commander Jorey with extracting civilians caught in TFM territories, Lt. Commander T'Lea with disrupting TFM supply lines, and Major Parker with eliminating TFM leaders.
The Embassy grounds found itself with a small, but growing and agitated crowd of protesters outside of its gates squared off against a group of Marines. Lt. Commander Oddas along with Doctor Hendon designed a unique soundtrack to drive off all but the most hardened protesters. Meanwhile, Commander Jorey and Major Pavlova have embarked on a mission to do ground recon in TFM occupied territory. The team led by Captain Waltas and Major Parker have bombed a known TFM munitions depot, just as Admiral Turner reassured the Prime Minister Starfleet would be taking no unilateral action.
After assisting Marine recon units Lt Commander Savan uncover almost certain Romulan ties to TFM forces, he assisted the Executive Officer in planning an unorthodox operation to hopefully diffuse an information offensive by unfriendly forces.
As a plan was formulated to remove the rest of the protesters from the Embassy gate, Captain Waltas and Keris, an assistant to Ambassador Ashana were kidnapped by unknown forces while paying respects to the site of the previous suicide attacks. A team consisting headed by Lt. Commander T'Lea has gone undercover and made contact with several locals seemingly in contact with TFM forces.