North Korea on Saturday demanded that the South halt anti-North propaganda broadcasts via loudspeakers along the border or face military action, a day after it denied Seoul’s accusation that it planted landmines that wounded two South Korean soldiers.
Hundreds of thousands of troops on both sides of the border guard the demilitarized zone that bisects the peninsula, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War, which ended in a truce rather than a peace treaty.
South Korea has ramped up border security in the wake of the blasts and – after a break of more than a decade – resumed the broadcast of propaganda messages into the North, using batteries of powerful loudspeakers set up at several sites along the border.
South Korean officials said on Monday North Korean intruders planted three land mines on the South Korea side of the demilitarized zone – including one that exploded last Tuesday injuring two soldiers.
The desperately poor nation is led by an egotistical madman, and in another effort to distract the people of North Korea from thinking too much about the ongoing starvation in the country, “Great Leader” Kim Jong Un has declared that the country will now operate in...