US and South Korean agents are plotting to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, North Korean state media report.
A statement by the ministry of state security said a “terrorist group” backed by the CIA and South Korea’s intelligence agency had entered the country in order to prepare an attack with a bio-chemical substance.
It said North Korea would find and “mercilessly destroy” the terrorists.
The claims come amid high tensions in the region.
US President Donald Trump has promised to “solve” North Korea and stop it developing nuclear weapons.