11 Apr '11, 8am

N.Korea boosts security on China border: SEOUL - NORTH Korea has tightened security along parts of its border wi...

SEOUL - NORTH Korea has tightened security along parts of its border with China as part of a growing effort to clamp down on a stream of refugees, a Seoul radio station which broadcasts to the North said on Monday. Open Radio For North Korea said the communist state last week started laying tripwires which send flares into the air when triggered. The devices make it easier for border patrols to catch those trying to flee their impoverished homeland, it said, citing a source in the northeastern border city of Hoeryong. 'The authorities are planning to install the devices eventually along most border areas commonly used for defection and smuggling by North Koreans,' its source said. China, the North's major ally, has reportedly reinforced fences and patrols along parts of the border in a bid to keep refugees out. Four-metre high fences topped with barbed wire are being erect...

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