North Korea Threatens to Fire at U.S. Military’s Lighting Equipment

Posted August 29, 2016 at 5:36am

The Guardian (UK) reports that “North Korea on Saturday threatened to aim fire at lighting equipment used by “provocative” American and South Korean troops at a truce village inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that divides the two Koreas.”

“The North’s Korean People’s Army (KPA) accused US and South Korean soldiers of ‘deliberate provocations’ by aiming their lights at North Korean guard posts at Panmunjom since Friday evening.”

“The KPA said in a statement that the soldiers’ actions had seriously threatened the safety of North Korean troops and disrupted normal monitoring activities. It said the activities had further raised the anger of North Korean soldiers at a time when the Korean Peninsula has reached the “brink of war” due to last Monday’s start of annual joint military drills between the US and South Korea. Pyongyang says the drills are an invasion rehearsal.”