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.