North Korea preparing to conduct terror attacks in South Korea: NIA

, 11:57 AM IST

A South Korean spy agency suspect that North Korea was preparing to conduct terror attacks in South Korea.

North Korea’s satellite launch earlier in February and its alleged hydrogen bomb test in January,has condemned all over the world.

National Intelligence Service (NIS), says leader Kim Jong Un himself gave the order to make preparations.

Saenuri Party member, Lee Chul- woo said on Thursday that, “North Korea’s terrorist attack could be in the form of causing harms to anti-North Korean activists, North Korean defectors or government officials.”

North Korea has a history of attacks on South Korea, such as the 2010 shelling on an island that killed four South Koreans and the 1987 bombing of a South Korean passenger plane that killed all 115 people on board.

The NIS has warned that the attacks could target “subways, shopping malls, exhibition centers, power plants” as well as possible cyber attacks. They also said that North Korea could launch poisoning attacks on the activists and defectors, or lure them to China where they would be kidnapped.

South Korea’s intelligence service was trying to collect more information on the possible attacks by Pyongyang.