Oct 6, 2017
BBC News Transcript
Nirev Tan: 1700 hours IST, you're listening to the Bonadan Broadcasting Corporation and this is News Hour. I'm Nirev Tan.
We turn now to Nar Shaddah with news of an attack believed to be the work of a cell of rebel terrorists and sympathizers. Mirina Steeb is live outside Deucalon Spaceport. Mirina?
Mirina Steeb: Thank you Nirev. (Gestures toward a damaged and burned troop transport) As you can see behind me, the attack was swift and violent. Official reports state that twenty-four of our brave soldiers were ruthlessly murdered during the attack. While there has been no official claim of responsibility, Imperial officials state that they believe this to be the work of the terror group, the so-called Children of Alderaan, a militant group known for their violent tendencies and dedication to propaganda and conspiracy.
NT: Mirina, I understand there was a disturbance within the spaceport prior to the attack as well. Do the investigators believe there's any connection?
MS: Not at this time, Nirev. A spiritual leader from Naboo was arrested on suspicion of embezzling funds from his church. His name, at present, is being withheld by authorities. The arrest was made by Sgt. Grey Spader who has intimate knowledge of the entire situation. According to him, there's no indication that there is any connection between the two incidents.
NT: Thank you, Mirina. Coming up next we turn to sport and tomorrow's Champions League match between AC Cloud City and Kor Vella United. Back in a moment.
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