23 Aug '16, 3pm

North Korea plants mines in DMZ, United Nations says

SEOUL, South Korea — The American-led U.N. Command in South Korea on Tuesday accused North Korea of planting land mines near a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas. Much of the border, one of the world's most dangerous flashpoints, is strewn with land mines and laced with barbed wire. But South Korean media said no land mines had been planted in the area of the truce village of Panmunjom until North Korea placed an unspecified number there last week. The U.N. Command said in a statement that it "strongly condemns" any North Korean action that jeopardizes the safety of personnel in the DMZ. It said it wouldn't speculate on why North Korea placed the mines there. Yonhap news agency, citing an unidentified South Korean government official, said the North apparently planted the mines to prevent front-line North Korean soldiers from defecting ...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/n-korea-plants-mine...

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