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Pyongyang may be developing UAV for 'dirty bomb' attack, says report

29 December 2016

A South Korea-based think tank claims that North Korea is developing a large unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of carrying explosive devices and spreading radioactive materials over a wider area, Yonhap news agency reported on 27 December.

"North Korea began to develop a large drone for reconnaissance and attack purposes in 2012 after its current leader Kim Jong-un took power from his late father Kim Jong-il," Kim Heung-kwang, executive director of North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity (NKIS), was quoted by Yonhap as saying at a press conference in Seoul.

"The latest drone is 'Banghyun 5', which was produced at a local airplane repair plant," he added.

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