SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Yonhap) — Special forces of the North Korean Army conducted drills for several days in mid-September to infiltrate the South Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command in Seoul by paraglider, defense officials said Tuesday.
A paraglider is easy to operate, with its equipment weighing a mere 3 to 4 kilograms. North Korean special forces could carry their folded paragliders on their backs and paraglide from a summit to seize a target in a surprise attack.
It is the first time members of North Korean special forces have carried out paragliding infiltration drills aimed at the allies’ command post.
This file photo from April 2017 shows North Korean special forces taking part in a military parade to mark the 105th birthday of the North’s late founder, Kim Il-sung. (Yonhap)
According to the officials, North Korean paragliding soldiers participated in the drills at …