Elite North Korean soldiers have been armed with “nuclear backpacks” to spray deadly uranium at the enemy, reports claimed today.

Crackpot dictator Kim Jong-un is said to have put the nuke squads on readiness as around 75,000 US and South Korean troops take part in joint war games this month.

Sources inside the secretive regime claimed special units have been formed since March to carry the weapons and had been taking part in simulated training exercises with dummy bombs.

An insider told Radio Free Asia: “Outstanding soldiers were selected from each reconnaissance platoon and light infantry brigade to form the nuclear backpack unit the size of a battalion.”