Eyewitnesses have told how they spotted an unmanned plane under command from Kim Jong Un land in front of them and surrounded by military forces, as the world teeters on the brink of World War Three (WW3).
In these photographs taken on the Reunification Highway and Kaesong near the demilitarised zone (DMZ) close to the South Korean border eyewitnesses say they were stunned after their bus was stopped so a drone could land in front of them.
The source said: "Our vehicle was suddenly stopped by a man in a military uniform, and were were made to wait while what appeared to be a plane landed on the road in front of us.
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We will wipe them out without a trace if they attempt to launch a war of aggression
"As it got closer it became evident that the plane was a unmanned aerial vehicle."
The photographs were taken in July 2015 but have just been released as more information about the hermit state emerges.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is counting down to launching his sixth nuclear test tomorrow to celebrate his grandfather's birthday dubbed the Day of the Sun.
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Kim Jong Un has developed over 100 nuclear facilities
The drone stopped in front of a bus on a road called Reunification Highway
Sources inside the secretive DPRK regime are preparing for spectacular event to honour former 'supreme leader' Kim Il-Sung who was in power for 46 years before dying in 1994.
Now dictator Kim, who took over from his father Kim Jong-il, who died six years ago after being in power for 14 years, is preparing for 'war' he says.
It comes as it has been revealed Jong Un has built at least eight nuclear, biological, chemical and missile facilities along the Chinese border.
They are also training forces in armed combat
The 33-year-old has also upped his nuclear capabilities to more than 100 facilities across the country and is even mining his own uranium from a Chemical Complex in P'yŏngsan-kun.
According to sources Jong-Un has conducted nuclear tests in 2006, 2009, 2013, and 2016 and is believed to possess 2,500-5,000 metric tons of chemical weapons.
The country is also an active exporter of ballistic missile components, technology, and design data.
Foreign correspondents visiting North Korea, which held a marathon in the capital Pyongyang last weekend, have been told to prepare for a "big and important event" by the government.
It comes after Hwang Pyong-so, Kim Jong-un's number two, appeared on state television and threatened to wipe America out after it sent warships to the Korean peninsula following a visit by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to the region just weeks ago.
Mr Pyong-so said North Korea will "wipe them out without a trace if they attempt to launch a war of aggression".
The North Koreans have been training their paras
According to think tank The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) which researches the possibility of catastrophic attacks, Kim Jong Un is not joking about his desire to destroy the USA despite his favourite basketball player Dennis Rodman living there.
The group's spokeswoman Mimi Hall said: "North Korea poses a serious direct threat to the United States, our South Korean and Japanese allies, and our forces in the region.
"North Korea is considered to have an advanced and comprehensive nuclear program, with over 100 nuclear-related facilities.
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North Korea is seriously developing a number of plants according to experts
"Several facilities in the DPRK have been linked with the production and/or storage of chemical weapon (CW) agents, their raw chemicals and precursors.
"The Communist regime still sends spies and saboteurs and now drones south, keeping the war at a low boil.
"Naval and air clashes regularly erupt.
"Just south of the DMZ, South Korea keeps finding tunnels big enough to rush thousands of Communist soldiers south in an hour."
Rotund North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un made an appearance yesterday with a new black suit on
Last month British ambassador Matthew Rycroft told the United Nations Security Council the UK would "take action" against Kim Jong Un should it be required to in a bid to protect citizens of South Korea and Japan.
It came after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a blistering attack on North Korea at a press conference in Japan after Jong-Un launched four missiles within a firing range of a US Naval Base.
Mr Tillerson discussed the escalating crisis with foreign minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo on March 16 on his first trip to the country after taking office.
Meanwhile, in New York, Britain pledged to offer any support necessary as the rhetoric and action of North Korea continues to cause unease.
The Pyongyang dictator's brother Kim Jong-nam was poisoned with a lethal nerve agent VX at Kuala Lumpur airport on February 13.