#AceWorldNews – (Reuters) – An unmanned drone crashed on a South Korean island near a disputed maritime border with North Korea, a South Korean defence ministry official said on Tuesday, triggering an investigation into whether the aircraft was from the North.
The drone fell on Baengnyeong island at about 4 p.m. on Monday, according to Maritime Radio, when North Korea fired hundreds of artillery rounds in seas close to a disputed maritime line.
That triggered a similar show of strength from South Korea in response.
The South Korean military was trying to verify where the drone had come from and what its purpose might have been, and was also looking into any possible link to North Korea’s espionage operations, the military official told Reuters.
The official, who asked not to be identified, did not give any further details.