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Seoul says crashed 'drone' likely from North Korea

Published on Apr 2, 2014 3:48 PM
 

SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea said Wednesday it had evidence suggesting an unidentified drone that crashed last month near the northern city of Paju was of North Korean origin.

Korean words on batteries recovered from the unsophisticated unmanned aerial vehicle were of a type only used north of the border, a defence ministry spokesman said.

"So we suspect the vehicle was sent by North Korea," the spokesman said, adding that the drone was of an extremely "rudimentary" design.

The drone was equipped with a Japanese camera but had no ability to transmit images.

This picture released on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 shows a crashed drone found on March 24, 2014 in Paju, north of Seoul. South Korea said Wednesday it had evidence suggesting an unidentified drone that crashed last month near the northern city of Paju was of North Korean origin. -- PHOTO: AFP
 
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