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Security alert in South Korea because of balloons mistaken for airborne invasion.
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06/19/2010 01:53 AM
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South Korean children's balloons mistaken for parachuting North Koreans
Balloons released into the sky by a kindergarten in South Korea sparked a security alert when the country's military mistook the formation for parachuting North Koreans.
Amid growing military tensions between the North and South, Seoul mobilised troops and police early on Thursday after a resident of Ansan, 22 miles south-west of the South Korean capital, reported that 40 to 50 flying objects resembling parachutes had fallen on a mountain the previous night.
Upon inspection, the objects were identified as helium balloons released by children at a nearby school.
Tensions on the Korean peninsular have been high since the sinking...
[link to www.telegraph.co.uk]
Remember this from the cold war (99 balloons causing a world war)?