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24M Brigades claim responsibility for the Bajorok embassy attack, police manhunt underway

Two employees of the Bajorok embassy to Petrovgrad are in critical condition following an RPG attack against the main embassy building two nights ago. The 24th of May Revolutionary Brigades, a notorious Serbovian left-wing terrorist group, claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that the attack had been motivated by the Bajorok police's heavy response to recent protests against the country's anti-abortion laws and their escalation into violence.

The embassy attack represents the most serious act of terrorism in the Greater Petrovgrad region since 2019, when two police officers were shot and killed by a 24M Brigades member in a targeted assassination. The perpetrator of that crime was eventually cornered and killed in a gunfight with police special forces after a large-scale manhunt. It is also the first time the 24M Brigades have targeted a foreign actor, as they have previously restricted their attacks to government or commercial targets and various right-wing organizations.

A joint press conference with Prime Minister Dejan Andelic and Interior Minister Matey Ivanovic took place today in Petrovgrad regarding the attack. Prime Minister Andelic expressed the sympathies of his administration and the Serbovian people to the people of Bajororzsag and to the families of those wounded in the attack, stating that "all possible measures would be exhausted to find and punish those responsible for this crime". Interior Minister Ivanovic updated the press on the progress of the investigation, which is being headed by the Federal Directorate of Internal Security.

According to Ivanovic, the RPG had been fired from the rooftop of a building under construction located 200 meters away from the embassy. Two men wearing work overalls were seen exiting the building after the blast and fleeing in a white Pobeda van, and investigators are urging the public to come forward with any details on the suspects or their escape vehicle. Thousands of policemen from local and federal agencies are currently involved in the manhunt for the suspects in the Greater Petrovgrad area.

Following the attack, the national terrorism threat level has been raised from "moderate" to "critical" - representing an increase to the highest threat level - and security measures increased around foreign representations in Petrovgrad. In addition, the police presence along main highways and in the public transportation system has been increased as the search for the suspects continues.

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Serbovian political leaders divided on the continuing unrest in Bajororzsag

Political uproar continues in our neighbor state of Bajororzsag as protests against Prime Minister Janos Csonka's administration are starting to escalate into outbreaks of violence between protesters, counter-protesters and the Bajorok police forces. Though the original spark for the protests came from Csonka's abortion policy, they have now escalated into a general expression of discontent against the Bajorok government

Ripples from the protests are also being felt in Serbovia, especially among the Pannonian ethnic minority which has strong ties with ethnic cousins on the other side of the border, and the events have also been the subject of intense political debate in Serbovia. So far, the Nedic-Andelic administration and the ruling Party of National Renewal have made statements in support of the Csonka administration, condemning violence and calling for swift restoration of order in the country. The current Serbovian administration is on relatively cordial terms with Csonka's government, especially after the signing of the CSEAC Accords by both countries.

Several opposition leaders, on the other hand, have been critical of Csonka and in support of the protestors. The most notable of these has been Socialist Party chairwoman Jana Bukeljovic, who has been vocal in expressing her support for the protests. Today, Socialist representatives in Congress submitted a motion to condemn the actions of the Bajorok police and to demand the resignation of PM Csonka. However, the motion failed to attain support from representatives other than those of the Socialist and Solidarist parties, and some individual Pannonian minority representatives. The Liberal Party, headed by Petar Pavlovic, was more restrained in their statement, which called for cancellation of the new abortion law but refused to make statements on the protests themselves.

Among Serbovia's Pannonian minority, many of whom are staunchly Catholic, the events in Bajororzsag have been highly divisive. The Northern city of Santovo, often considered an informal cultural capital of the Serbovian Pannonians, has seen numerous demonstrations both for and against PM Csonka and his administration. Community leaders have warned that the turmoil might lead to a rift in the community, which so far has been reasonably unified and peaceful.

Meanwhile, women's rights groups and leftist organizations have announced that they would be holding anti-Csonka demonstrations in several Serbovian cities on Friday. The protesters are also calling for a change to Serbovia's abortion laws, which currently permit abortion only in the event of risk to the woman's life or health or if the pregnancy is the result of a rape. Counter-protests by conservative groups have been announced, and police forces are expected to be out in force to prevent any unrest from breaking out.

In addition, a sit-in protest by members of the Serbovian Women's League at the Bajorok embassy was moved out by police following the rocket attack two days ago, citing security concerns. The protesters have since relocated to a position outside of the Petrovgrad Central Railway Station. The Petrovgrad Police has announced a ban on any related demonstrations within a 300-meter radius of the embassy.

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