North Korea Blows up Liaison Office with South, Threaten Military Action


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Tensions seems to have escalated between North and South Korea after a liaison office between both countries was blown up by the North Koreans on Tuesday.

The liason office located near the border town of Kaesong was opened with plenty of fanfare in 2018 to improve communication and cooperation between both halves of the Korean Peninsula.

The move comes just hours after North Korea renewed threats of military action against the South.

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Pyongyang said the activities of defectors sending propaganda to the south has contributed to escalating tensions as Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader threatned to demolish the office.

Officials from the North has also condemned leaders in the South of allowing defector propaganda on its territory.

According to the Unification office in Seoul, the explosion occured at 14:49 local time.

Pyongyang announced last Tuesday that it will severe all communication with Seoul while Kim Yo Jong threatned to send soldiers into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea.

She said the area would be turned into a fortress.

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