(Original title: A South Korean soldier tried to join IS and planned to launch a "Lone Wolf" terrorist attack)
According to a report by the Korean Herald on July 5, a 23-year-old South Korean male Suspected of trying to join the extremist organization "Islamic State" (IS) and planning to launch a "lone wolf" terrorist attack, is currently under investigation.
The man surnamed Park sought to travel to Iraq and Syria to join the "Islamic State" organization and conspired to carry out terrorist attacks during his military service.
Screenshot of "Korea Herald" report
According to KBS TV station, Park Mouyu 2During the training period in October 017, he stole an explosive ignition device from the military engineering school.
It is said that since 2016, he has collected and uploaded videos and materials of Islamic State’s terrorist activities to the Internet to promote and incite terrorist activities of the “Islamic State”.
I also found a video of how to make live ammunition on his mobile phone, and found a machete in his home.
According to reports, a joint investigation team from the military and the police also found that Park had installed a secret application used by members and supporters of the Islamic State on his mobile phone and received An email believed to be a member of the "Islamic State", the content is how to join the terrorist organization.
The South Korean police began investigating Park last year after receiving intelligence from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and notified the military after confirming that he was an active soldier.
The South Korean Ministry of National Defense stated that the suspect who retired on July 2 was transferred to the Office of the Public Prosecutor of the Ministry of National Defense on July 1, charged with stealing military equipment and violating the "Anti-Terrorism Law."
If convicted, Park will be the first South Korean accused of conspiring with an international terrorist organization to launch a terrorist attack since South Korea’s "Anti-Terrorism Act" came into effect in March 2016.