South Korean Military Said North Korea Sent 600 Balloons Over DMZ

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) released a statement saying that North Korea sent around 600 balloons carrying feces and trash into the country on June 1st.

The balloons traveled from North Korea into South Korea’s Gyeonggi Province, which surrounds the capital city of Seoul.

The JCS advised people not to touch the objects and to report the balloons and bags to the nearest military or police authorities.

Seoul’s municipal government released an emergency safety alert, notifying people of “unidentified objects” detected around the city.

Several media reports indicate that some of the balloons landed in the city of Incheon, located approximately 17 miles (28 kilometers) west of Seoul.

Joaquin Camarena
Joaquin Camarena
Joaquin the panda began Sino Talk in 2022 primarily to give an objective, unbiased view on China related topics as well as other issues related to the Indo-Pacific region. He spent several years studying and traveling throughout China and many countries in the Indo-Pacific region. In another life, the panda was also a U.S. Marine intelligence analyst who enjoyed bamboo MREs and drinking bourbon and soju. Indo-Pacific Division Desk Chief for Atlas News.


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