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Suspected N. Korean drone spied on THAAD site: S. Korean military

All Headlines 14:06 June 13, 2017

SEOUL, June 13 (Yonhap) -- A suspected North Korean drone spied on the site of a U.S. missile interceptor system in South Korea, military officials here said Tuesday.

The small unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with a Sony-made camera was discovered last week on a mountain near the heavily fortified inter-Korean border after it apparently crashed there.

The South's military collected it and analyzed the content of the 64-gigabyte memory chip.

"It was confirmed that (the craft) took photos of the THAAD site in Seongju," a South Korean defense official told reporters.

The distance between the border and the zone in North Gyeongsang Province is around 270 kilometers, he added.

lcd@yna.co.kr
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