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NK collects foil from residents to make camouflage nets

North Korean authorities are collecting foil from residents to use them to make camouflage nets for anti-aircraft batteries, a US broadcaster, monitored in Seoul, reported Monday.

"The North Korean authorities are urging residents to offer foil as a material to support the army, while insisting that (American) satellites cannot take pictures of their anti-aircraft batteries if they are covered with camouflage nets made of foil,"the Radio Free Asia said, citing a source in the North's North Hamkyong Province.


Even children, as well as residents, are busy looking for discarded cigarette boxes on the street to collect foil from them as the government issued an order to schools to join the collection, the broadcaster said.

Some families offer cash instead of foil, it added. (Yonhap)