North Korea laid mines that hurt troops

South Korea says North Korean soldiers sneaked across the border and laid the mines, three of which were tripped by members of a South Korean border patrol on Tuesday last week.


On Monday, the South Korean military launched its loudspeaker broadcasting campaign at the western border area, blasting out anti-Pyongyang messages and other instigating propaganda.

The last direct attack on the South was in November 2010 when North Korea shelled the South Korean border island of Yeonpyeong, killing two civilians and two soldiers.

One soldier has had both his legs amputated, while another had one leg removed after the mine blasts close to the ceasefire zone between the two nations.

This discussion, of course, is by far subsequent to nationwide and worldwide condemnation and warning against North Korea, which once again resorted to provocation in violation of the cease-fire treaty, a grave challenge against the stability of the Korean Peninsula.

Two South Korean staff sergeants were severely injured as they stepped on them during their patrol mission on August 4.

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.

Egypt’s Orascom Telecom, which runs Pyongyang-based Koryolink – the country’s sole mobile phone network – has not been able to withdraw its profits from North Korea despite a subscriber base of 2.5 million, according to a first quarter regulatory filing.

The defense ministry declined to comment on how many units were involved in the propaganda broadcasts, which resumed late Monday afternoon.

The mines were found just outside the South Korean guard post, which is 1,440 feet south of the military demarcation line, the official border that bisects the DMZ.

The exact extent of the damage is not immediately known, but the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has said that the flood claimed the lives of 21 North Koreans, leaving eight missing.

“Our military stands prepared to powerfully retaliate for the enemy’s provocations and devastate them and stand with a strong fight-tonight posture”, the statement said.

North Korea’s land mine attack “is a clear act of military provocation that attempted to kill our soldiers”, the resolution reads.


North Korea will indeed use the 70th anniversary to establish a fresh divide with the South. The state news agency has declared that it will set its clocks back by 30 minutes on Saturday to create a new Pyongyang time-zone as a gesture against “wicked Japanese imperialists”.

Members of South Korean conservative group shout slogans after burning an effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and North Korea's flag during a rally denouncing the North Korea at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom which has