These backpacks – pictured some years ago – were likely filled with fake explosives. Daily Star
Radio Free Asia: North Korea Sets Up Special Force For Radioactive Bomb Attacks
Top soldiers from North Korea’s military are being selected to serve on new “nuclear backpack” attack units under each corps of the People’s Army, North Korean sources said.
“Outstanding soldiers were selected from each reconnaissance platoon and light infantry brigade to form the nuclear backpack unit the size of a battalion,” said a source from North Hamgyong province who declined to be named.
The special units have been formed since March this year, he said.
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WNU Editor: I am sceptical of this report. The idea that Kim Jong-Un would give a soldier in the field the final authority on whether or not to use a nuclear weapon .... I just do not see him doing that.
More News On Reports That North Korea Has Sets Up Special Military Units With 'Nuclear Backpacks'
North Korean soldiers 'given nuclear backpacks' as tensions rise over joint US-South Korean military exercises -- The Independent
North Korea 'training infantry to carry nuclear bombs in backpacks' -- The Telegraph
NK Soldiers 'Armed With Nuclear Backpacks' -- Sky News
North Korea reportedly setting up special military units with 'nuclear backpacks' -- IBTimes
North Korea 'setting up nuclear backpack attack units', says report -- IHS Jane's 360