South Korea warned the North Korean soldiers by shooting

Last Updated on June 12, 2024 9:39 am

South Korean troops have fired warning shots after North Korean troops mistakenly entered the South Korean border.

The South Korean army reported this information on Tuesday (June 11).

The incident took place in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea last Sunday amid rising tensions between the two Koreas.

Seoul’s military says that a small group of North Korean soldiers entered the border area of ​​South Korea with some excavators around 12:30 PM local time on Sunday.

As soon as the South Korean troops fired warning shots, the North Korean troops retreated to their borders.

South Korea’s military said no movement of North Korean troops has been seen in the DMZ area since Sunday’s incident.

While describing the incident of that day, they also said, “There are big trees inside (the border area) so the border marks are hidden.” There is no path and they (North Korean troops) were walking through such trees.’

In recent weeks, North Korea has sent hundreds of balloons filled with garbage to target South Korean border towns. In response, Seoul spread propaganda by playing K-pop music on loudspeakers. South Korean activists have also sent balloons to spread propaganda in North Korea.

Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, warned South Korea on Monday. He warned of taking countermeasures if they did not stop playing loudspeakers and sending balloons.

Last December, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called off all efforts at a peace process with South Korea. He alleged that Seoul is behaving in a ‘hostile’ manner towards North Korea.

Earlier this month, South Korea canceled a 2018 military agreement with North Korea. This opens up the opportunity to start new drills and use loudspeakers in border areas to spread propaganda.

Earlier, South Korea partially suspended the agreement last November after North Korea launched a surveillance satellite.

Source: Al-Jazeera

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