A 32-year-old Indonesian national has been arrested in South Chungcheong Province and is being questioned for possible ties to an Islamic State terrorist group.
Yonhap News has reported that the man had “illegal documents and is suspected of supporting the al-Nusra Front, a terrorist group affiliated with the Islamic State which is believed to have carried out a series of terrorist attacks in Paris.”
He is currently being charged with violating the Immigration Control Law and forging documents.
Increasing concern in Korea
In the September edition of ‘Dabiq, ISIS’ –a propaganda magazine for the group, Korea was named among 62 countries that are supposedly part of a new “crusader coalition” and targeted for potential terror attacks.
Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam told parliament this week that “around 20” Korean overseas missions are potential targets for ISIS terror attacks.
Since the large scale attack on Paris, Korean security forces have increased surveillance on major facilities and screening at airports and ports in Korea.
Last month it was reported that passports of two Korean nationals were confiscated after they attempted to join the Islamic State.
The National Intelligence Service said that five foreign jihadis were also arrested attempting to smuggle ammonium nitrate into Korea –a key ingredient for making explosives.
“Korea is no longer a safe haven when it comes to terrorism,” an NIS official said.
In related news, the 18-year-old Korean national who joined ISIS back in January is reported to have been killed.
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The “Black Eagles”, the Republic of Korea’s Air Force Demonstration Team that boasts a world-class air show, will hold a performance in Busan.
American military forces in South Korea are planning a drill in June that will train soldiers to evacuate U.S. civilians.
A 63-year-old taxi driver has been arrested in Sasang-gu after allegedly spiking drinks he gave to his customers and robbing them.
A female bus passenger was dragged 10 meters down the road by a bus when her clothes got caught in its door.
For six days, fantastic short films from around the globe are back as the 34th Busan International Short Film Festival begins from April 25-30 at the Busan Cinema Center.
This Friday, April 21st, at HQ Bar KSU sees the return of the monthly Ha Ha Hole, Busan’s only live English comedy show.
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