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North Korea drops propaganda leaflets over border

Published on Oct 2, 2012 1:19 PM

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea has dropped thousands of propaganda leaflets attacking South Korea across their heavily militarised border for the second time this year, the South's defence ministry said on Tuesday.

South Korean soldiers have collected about 17,000 leaflets, which were floated by balloon over the frontier on Saturday, a ministry spokesman said.

"They were found scattered in western border areas," the spokesman said

The leaflets criticise the defence ministry's "anti-Pyongyang" education programme for its military and praise pro-North Korean activists in the South, he said.

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