(2nd LD) S. Korea finds third suspected N. Korean drone

A suspected North Korean drone is shown after being found on a mountain in Samcheok, 290 kilometers east of Seoul, on April 6, in the third such discovery in South Korea in less than a month. (Yonhap) SEOUL, April 6 (Yonhap) — South Korea found a third suspected North Korean drone on a mountain on the east coast, officials said Sunday, in what could be the latest in a series of border incursions by North Korea’s unmanned spy aircraft.

South Korean soldiers found the crashed drone on a mountain in Samcheok, 290 kilometers east of Seoul, earlier in the day after three local residents informed the military that they had seen the unmanned aircraft on Oct. 4, defense ministry officials said.

One of the residents, identified by his family name Lee, told the military he found a Canon camera near the crash site on Oct. 4 and later discarded it after using the memory chip that he claims contained photos of a beach near the mountain.

Lee told the military he had made the discovery while climbing the mountain to pick medicinal herbs.

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