Suspected North Korean drone photographed advanced US missile defense site, report says

The South Korean Defense Ministry on Tuesday released this photo, taken Friday, of a suspected North Korean drone. (South Korean Defense Ministry via AP)

A possible North Korean drone took numerous photos of a new U.S. missile defense site located in South Korea before crashing near the demilitarized zone between the two countries, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

The drone, according to the report, was found last week just days after North Korea test-fired a salvo of anti-ship missiles. The test, reportedly overseen by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, marked the latest escalation following a series of weapon trials in recent months that have steadily ratcheted up tensions in the region.

A South Korean Defense Ministry official, who spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity, said that the

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