Incident involved north korea sending several drones across the south korean border in an act of provocation. south korea’s joint chiefs of staff reported that the drones had violated the airspace in the border areas around gyeonggi province, with one of them flying to the north of the capital, seoul. south korea responded by firing warning shots before sending up jets and helicopters to shoot them down. however, the attempt to bring them down had failed and was still ongoing.
Incursion happened at about 10:30 local time (01:30 gmt) earlier this month. the drones were spotted crossing the border in the areas around gyeonggi province, with one of them flying to the north of the capital, seoul. in response, south korea suspended planes taking off and landing at its incheon and gimpo airports for about an hour.
South korean military official described the incursion as a clear act of provocation by pyongyang, as the drones pose a threat to south korea’s security. the north had previously claimed to have performed major tests needed to help it develop its first spy satellite. experts believe south korea is working to refine and improve its weapons, while putting pressure on the united states to ease sanctions in any future negotiations. south korea’s military will continue to respond thoroughly and resolutely to north korea’s provocations.