|Branch||North Korean Special Operation Force|
|Type||Black op special forces|
|Role||Assassinate Park Chung-hee|
Unit 124 was a North Korean Special Operation Forces unit, in the Korean People's Army (KPA). Thirty-one men from the unit were handpicked to raid the Blue House and assassinate South Korean president Park Chung-hee in 1968.
The Blue House raid failed, with 29 members of the unit being killed and one, Kim Shin-jo, captured. Just one member of the unit, Pak Jae-gyong, made it back to North Korea. He went on to become a general in the KPA, and a Vice Minister in the Ministry of People's Armed Forces.
Although the unit was believed to have been disbanded after the raid, it has been succeeded by the KPA's Special Battalions, part of the Reconnaissance Agency, formed to conduct intelligence gathering, espionage, terrorism and abduction operations in South Korea.
- 209th Detachment, 2325th Group - its South Korean counterpart
- Bolger, Daniel (1991). Scenes from an Unfinished War: Low intensity conflict in Korea 1966-1969. Diane Publishing Co. p. Figure 3. ISBN 978-0-7881-1208-9.
- "A would-be assassin builds a new life". JoongAng Daily. 4 November 2009.
- "January 1968: Assassins storm Seoul; US spyship seized". The Korea Times. 24 January 2010.
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