N. Korean propaganda leaflets found in South

SEOUL • North Korean leaflets were found in the western city of Incheon yesterday, police said, in the first propaganda campaign carried out by the reclusive country against the South since the North Korean leader's half-brother was assassinated last month.

The police retrieved some 810 leaflets near an apartment complex in Incheon, west of Seoul, at around 2am, Yonhap news agency reported.

Messages on the confiscated leaflets criticised the South Korean government, according to the police. The leaflets were handed over to the military for a more detailed examination, Yonhap said.

The propaganda messages were the first time North Korean leaflets were found in the South since Mr Kim Jong Un's half-brother, Mr Kim Jong Nam, was assassinated at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 on Feb 13, with North Korea insisting the dead man was not Jong Nam, but another of its citizens who died of a heart attack.

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