South Korea’s spy agency is said to have warned that North Korea could be planning a “terrorist attack” against the South.
A South Korean lawmaker who was briefed by the National Intelligence Service (NIS) in Seoul told CNN that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is believed to have given the order to launch such attack.
“North Korea’s terrorist attack could be in the form of causing harm to anti-North Korean activists, North Korean defectors or government officials,” Saenuri Party member Lee Chul-woo was quoted as saying.
The NIS warning covered a large number of possible targets, including “subways, shopping malls, exhibition centers, power plants” as well as possible cyber attacks, according to the report.
Seoul recently vowed to take “bone-numbing” measures against Pyongyang following the latter’s nuclear test last month and a satellite launch this month, CNN noted.
South Korea decided to shut down its final symbol of cooperation with the North last week, the Kaesong Industrial Complex, which lies on the North’s side of the border.
In response, North Korea expelled all South Korean workers, seized property and assets and cut key lines of communication with the South.
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