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A North Korean drone was recently discovered on a mountain near the demilitarized zone in South Korea, pointing to the ever increasing tension on the peninsula. The South Korean military said the drone found earlier this month was confirmed to have been from North Korea and described it as a “grave provocation” that violated the Korean War truce, Reuters reported.

The drone apparently crashed as it  was returning to the North. It was equipped with a camera that contained at least 10 aerial photographs of a U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system located in the southern region of South Korea, South Korean officials said in a briefing, the U.K. Express reported.

A South Korean official of the Joint Chiefs of Staff office, Jeon Dong-jin, said, “The intrusion of our airspace by the North Korean drone and photographing of a military base is a violation of the Armistice and an agreement on non-aggression and is an act of grave provocation.”

“We strongly condemn the North’s continued attempts at penetrating the South with drones and once again, demand all acts of provocation are halted,” he added.

He also said if the authoritarian state continues to provoke South Korea, the military would forcefully retaliate.”

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This is not the first time North Korea has sent drones over the demilitarized zone.

In January, South Korea fired shots at a drone that ventured over the border. Before that, North Korean drones were discovered in South Korea in 2014.

Pyongyang is said to have 300 to 400 drones in its arsenal and has recently claimed that drones carrying biological, chemical weapons could strike Seoul within one hour.

From missile launches to drones, North Korea’s continued provocations are a threat to the entire globe and must be stopped.

H/T U.K. Daily Express

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