North Korea soldiers ‘given nuclear backpacks’ as tensions rise over US-South Korean military exercises

North Korean soldiers march during a mass military parade at Kim Il-Sung square in Pyongyang on October 10, 2015 AFP/Getty Images

 

Report comes after series of weapons tests by Kim Jong-un’s forces

Elite North Korean soldiers are being armed with “nuclear backpacks”, a source has claimed as tensions increase over the authoritarian state’s attempts at military escalation.

An anonymous source told Radio Free Asia special units have been formed since March to carry the weapons and had been taking part in simulated training exercises with dummy bombs. Continue reading