An anti-terror drill involving the military and the private-sector is held at the No. 2 International Passenger Terminal of Incheon Port in South Korea on Aug. 22. (Provided by The Dong-A Ilbo)
The Asahi Shimbun: North Korea said to be dispatching hit teams to kill defectors
SEOUL--North Korean leader Kim Jong Un became so enraged by a spate of recent defections that he sent assassins to South Korea and elsewhere to silence the renegades, according to government officials here.
They said Kim also ordered hit teams to target South Koreans for assassination or abduction as a tit-for-tat measure.
Kim, chairman of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party of Korea, issued the edict in response to a succession of high- or mid-level defections, the officials said Aug. 21.
The pudgy North Korean leader was apparently seething after he learned that 12 female workers and their manager at a North Korean restaurant overseas defected en masse to South Korea this past spring.
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Update: S. Korea warns of possible N. Korean assassination squads (Yahoo News)
WNU Editor: This is being taken seriously because North Korea has sent hit squads in the past ..... Rangoon bombing (Wikipedia).