The South Korean military is confirming a drone they found earlier this month that had crashed in the mountains near the Demilitarized Zone is in fact from North Korea. The drone was equipped with a camera and photos were found of the US anti missile Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system installed in the southern region.

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,” Jeon Dong-jin, an official of the Joint Chiefs of Staff office said.

“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 said during the briefing.

“If North Korea continues to engage in acts of provocation against the South, our military will forcefully retaliate and we warn all responsibility for events occurring going forth is with the North.” – Reuters

The South Koreans say they found over 500 photos on the camera. They estimate the drone had flown for over five hours and was returning to North Korea when it crashed.

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