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An elite North Korean suicide squad of human torpedoes has been blamed for the sinking of a South Korean ship in mysterious circumstances.
Korea's Defence Intelligence Command had alerted the navy weeks ahead of the sinking that North Korean suicide squads were being deployed, according to reports in Seoul.
These "human torpedo" squads were said to involve small submarines.
"It is the military intelligence's assessment that the North attacked with a heavy torpedo," a military source was quoted as saying by the news agency Yonhap.
"The military intelligence has made the report to the Blue House - the presidential residence - and to the defence ministry immediately after the sinking of the Cheonan that it is clearly the work of North Korea's military," the source added.
South Korea now plans to raise the front half of the 1,200-ton Cheonan, which went down near a disputed sea border with North Korea.