North Korea orders troops on war footing after exchange of fire with South




 
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North Korea orders troops on war footing after exchange of fire with South
 
August 21st, 2015  
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North Korea orders troops on war footing after exchange of fire with South
By Ju-min Park and Tony Munroe SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his troops onto a war footing from 5 p.m on Friday after Pyongyang issued an ultimatum to Seoul to halt anti-North propaganda broadcasts by Saturday afternoon or face military action. Tension on the divided peninsula escalated on Thursday when North Korea fired shells into South Korea to protest against the loudspeaker broadcasts from the Korean border. The North's shelling came after it had demanded last weekend that South Korea end the broadcasts or face military action - a relatively rare case of it following up on its frequent threats against the South.




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