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SEOUL, October 21 (Itar-Tass) — South Korean army units have been placed on alert on the border with North Korea to rebuff any possible provocations. This was done in response to Pyongyang’s threats to shell South Korean regions in the western sector of the border if propaganda leaflets are sent from there on balloons once again towards North Korea, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff reported on Sunday.
Its representative specified that artillery batteries that cover the area of the Imjingak pavilion were put on alert. The pavilion is a well-known tourist destination located south of the demilitarized zone which divides the Korean peninsula. It is the closest point to the inter-Korean border where visitors are allowed to observe the North’s territory from the South. Groups of North Korean refugees supported by South Korean sympathizers regularly send leaflets towards North Korea from there.
The schedule of patrol flights by F-15K and KF-16 fighter jets has also been changed. Activists announced that on Monday they plan to send balloons with up to 20,000 leaflets towards North Korea. The North Korean Army command announced last Friday that the country will “make a merciless military strike” without a warning if Seoul lets North Korean refugees repeat the action.