Dissident group behind attack on Korean Embassy

A shadowy dissident group dedicated to overthrowing Kim Jong-un was behind a raid on Madrid’s North Korean Embassy last month, The Washington Post has reported, offering the latest explanation for the mysterious event.

Ten men burst into the diplomatic mission on February 22, roughing up employees before making off with documents and computers in two Embassy vehicles they later abandoned, just days before a high-stakes nuclear summit between Mr. Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump.

The Post reported on Friday that the operation was carried out by a group called the “Cheollima Civil Defense” (CCD), a secretive organisation committed to overthrowing the Kim dynasty.

The CCD first emerged in 2017 when it posted an online video of Mr. Kim’s nephew, saying it had guaranteed his safety after his father, Mr. Kim’s half-brother, was killed after being smeared with nerve agent in Kuala Lumpur airport in February that year.


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