North Korea issues military warning as tensions with South Korea continue

North Korea issues military warning as tensions with South Korea continue

Tensions have flared on the Korean peninsula following propaganda broadcasts across the border from the South and an exchange of artillery fire.

North Korea warned it was prepared to risk “all-out war” as leader Kim Jong-un put his frontline troops on combat readiness to back up an ultimatum for South Korea to halt propaganda broadcasts across the border by Saturday afternoon.

The warning came as military tensions on the divided Korean peninsula soared following a rare exchange of artillery fire on Thursday that put the South Korean army on maximum alert.

South Korean vice defence minister Baek Seung-joo said late on Friday that his government expected North Korea to fire at some of the 11 sites where Seoul has set up loudspeakers.

A military source told South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency on Saturday that there were signs the North’s military was preparing to attack the loudspeakers, towing artillery to near the border. The defence ministry said it was checking the report.
[PTI]

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