|Tip Top MDF Self Propelled artillery in action|
From out correspondent in Mafuso
The Mbote Ministry of Information has released a statement today, with details of an incursion by rebel militia forces into the remote Mbunte province earlier this week. According to a government spokesman the highly mobile rebel militia were supported by heavy tanks, suggesting that foreign mercenaries or trained regular troops were involved in the attack. A large number of technical vehicles were destroyed in the battle, with many having been abandoned by their crews due to mechanical breakdowns.
|Mbuntan Marxist Militia Rebels|
The Mbote Defence Force successfully repelled the incursion with minimal losses, using a heavy barrage by self propelled artillery to smash the enemy units and force them to retreat. As yet, the identity of the rebel force has yet to be determined but initial intelligence reports have indicated that Mbutan Marxist separatists may have been responsible. The commander of the MDF self propelled artillery unit, Major K'Boomba, has been awarded the Mbote Medal of Victory in recognition of his pivotal role in defeating the rebel attack.