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S. Korea begins 3-day anti-terrorism inspection of key facilities

2016/03/02 11:51

SEOUL, March 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korea kicked off its three-day inspection of airports, harbors and other key facilities on Wednesday to check readiness to counter any North Korean terrorist attack at the public facilities, the military said.

The government has repeatedly warned of possible terrorist attacks carried out by North Korea on the South following the communist nation's recent nuclear test and launch of a long-range rocket.

The public safety ministry and six other government agencies, the police and the National Intelligence Service will join the military in the inspection of public institutions, harbors, airports and key industry facilities, which will run through Friday, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.

The inspection will look into readiness for drone-based or other types of potential terrorist attacks, according to the JCS.

"With the latest inspection, the military plans to conduct joint checkups and anti-terrorism exercises on a regular basis in the future," a JCS official said.