Seoul’s spy agency warns that North Korea is plotting attacks on embassies

SEOUL: South Korea’s spy agency said Friday that Pyongyang is plotting “terrorist” attacks against Seoul officials and citizens abroad, with the Foreign Ministry raising the alert level for diplomatic missions in five countries.

The National Intelligence Service said it had recently discovered “numerous signs that North Korea is preparing to carry out terrorist attacks against our embassy staff or citizens in various countries, (such as) China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.”