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DPRK threats ROK over anti-DPRK leaflets

(Xinhua) Updated: 2012-10-19 19:04

PYONGYANG - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea warned Friday it might fire on a the Republic of Korea's border area where Seoul plans to scatter anti-DPRK leaflets next week, the official news agency KCNA reported.

"Scattering of the leaflets amounts to undisguised psychological warfare, a breach of the Korean Armistice Agreement and an unpardonable war provocation," the KCNA quoted the Western Front Command of the Korean People's Army (KPA) as saying.

The Western Front Command said Rimjin Pavilion and its surrounding area would become the direct target of KPA fire, and a merciless military strike would be put into practice without warning.

A KPA notice said the leaflets will be scattered from Rimjin Pavilion of Phaju city, ROK's Kyonggi province at 11:30 am (0230 GMT) on Monday.

"And it was directly invented by the ROK's government and is being engineered by its military," the notice said.

"This is an unpardonable challenge to the army and people of the DPRK and a deliberate act aimed to push north-south ties to the lowest ebb," it said.

It also asked the ROK's inhabitants living in the area to evacuate in anticipation of possible damage.

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