IS planning attacks on citizens, US installations in South Korea: NIS

(From Yonhap)

The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group has designated U.S. Air Force installations in South Korea and South Korean citizens as targets for attacks, Seoul’s state spy agency said Sunday.

NIS has told the U.S. Forces Korea and South Korean military and police agencies to fend off potential terrorist attacks against military targets

NIS has asked the U.S. Forces Korea and South Korean military and police agencies to fend off potential terrorist attacks against military targets

In a press release, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) said that the group incited terrorist attacks against them through Telegram, a messaging service, and revealed location data of 77 Air Force installations of the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and of individuals in 21 countries.

The extremist group obtained the location data from its own hacking group, named the “United Cyber Caliphate,” the spy agency explained.

“While disseminating the location data of the installations and information on the individuals, (the group) incited (its sympathizers around the world) to retaliate for the benefit of Muslims,” the NIS said. Read More



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