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North Korea soldiers cross armistice line into South Korea 5 times this year: Report

Published on Jul 8, 2014 2:41 PM
 
A file photo taken on July 7, 2006, shows a South Korean soldier near the barbed wire of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea, in Paju. North Korean soldiers have crossed the inter-Korean armistice line into South Korea five times this year as part of their beefed-up ambush infiltration training, military sources said on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL (KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - North Korean soldiers have crossed the inter-Korean armistice line into South Korea five times this year as part of their beefed-up ambush infiltration training, military sources said on Tuesday.

"In accordance with the order by its leader Kim Jong Un, North Korea has been proactively carrying out their drills for surprise attacks and border intrusion inside the Demilitarised Zone, or DMZ, areas, this year," a military source told Yonhap news agency. He declined to be identified.

"Over the course of the training, soldiers from the North crossed the military demarcation line (MDL) five times this year. Spotting them, we fired warning shots and expelled them," the source added.

Hiding in an underground tunnel inside the DMZ during the day, the soldiers from the communist country have in general launched their operations at night, he noted.

 
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