SEOUL – A South Korean military inquiry into a drone found on a border island has concluded that North Korea flew the unmanned aircraft to conduct reconnaissance missions, a South Korean media report said on Wednesday.
The discovery of the surveillance aircraft came less than an hour after a three-hour artillery barrage between South and North Korea in each side’s territorial waters near a disputed maritime border on Monday.
South Korea’s defence ministry declined to comment on the report as its probe was under way.
North Korea fired more than 100 artillery rounds into South Korean waters as part of a drill on Monday, prompting the South to fire back. The exercise appeared to be more sabre-rattling by Pyongyang rather than the start of a military standoff.
Yonhap News Agency reported on Wednesday that the drone’s flight route appeared to be from the North, citing unidentified South Korean government officials…
Der Spiegel has more photos of it here.
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