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Posted: 10/26/2004 2:03:23 AM EDT

SKorean military units on highest alert over possible border breach

SEOUL: South Korea's frontline military units were put on their highest state of alert on Tuesday after discovering a hole in a fence that separates it from North Korea, defense officials said.

The defence ministry said a small hole was found overnight on a wire fence on the South's side of the Demilitarized Zone that has divided the two Koreas since the 1950-1953 Korean War.

Ministry official Oh Jeong-Hee told AFP that an investigation was under way to search for a possible infiltration by North Korean elements.

"The ministry put the military units in charge of the border area on the highest 'Jindogae I' alert immediately and also other units in its surrounding areas on alert."

The "Jindogae I" alert is the highest level for South Korean military to cope with the possible intrusion of armed guerrillas from the communist North.

He said South Korean soldiers found a breach in the wire fence at Yeoncheon, 62 kilometers (40 miles) north of Seoul early Tuesday.

The military set up check points in and around the area to conduct inspections of cars and motorists on all major roads and streets into Seoul, he said. - AFP
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 2:20:36 AM EDT

From what I have heard, there is a small scale war going on over there all the time. Sniping across the border, infiltrators through the wire, minisubs in the harbors, etc.

The DMZ is a VERY dangerous place to be, from all acounts.

Link Posted: 10/26/2004 2:34:47 AM EDT
Sneaky N. Koreans!!
Tricks us they did!!
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 2:43:31 AM EDT
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