04 Jun '11, 5am

S.Korea keeping close watch on North

S.Korea keeping close watch on North

SEOUL: South Korea's military is keeping a "close watch" after North Korea threatened retaliation for using the communist state's rulers as rifle-range targets, according to news reports. The North's military general staff on Friday called for an apology and stern punishment for those involved, saying it would otherwise escalate "retaliatory military actions". "We're keeping a close watch on the North's military," a Seoul defence ministry spokesman was quoted as saying by the Joongang Ilbo daily, on Saturday. "However, we don't see any unusual movement by the North's military." An unidentified official with the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the army, navy and airforce said the South would strike back hard if the North launches fresh attacks following two deadly incidents last year. "If the North attacks us again, we will pummel not only the attackers but their back-up forces as...

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South Korea warns North against new provocations

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channelnewsasia.com 04 Jun '11, 7am

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straitstimes.com 03 Jun '11, 12pm

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