Tuesday, August 23, 2016

North Korea Lays New Landmines In The DMZ

A North Korean flag is seen on top of a tower near the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating North Korea from South Korea, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

Reuters: North Korea lays new landmines near border truce village: report

North Korea has laid landmines in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas, the South's Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday, as tension rose on the divided peninsula after the start of annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises.

North Korea, which conducted its fourth nuclear test in January and a string of rocket tests since then, regards the joint exercises as akin to war and has threatened to launch a military strike in retaliation.

North Korea had laid the mines near the DMZ "truce village" of Panmunjom, which is controlled by both of the Koreas and the U.S. military.

"North Korean's military was seen laying several landmines last week on the North's side of the Bridge of No Return," Yonhap quoted an unidentified South Korean government source as saying.

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Update: UN: North Korea Plants Mines Near Korean Border Village (AP)

WNU Editor: The DMZ is probably the most mined region in the world .... and they are laying more?!?!?!

1 comment:

RRH said...

Both sides lay mines. The U.S. has exempted the DMZ from its pledge to stop using them.