North Korean forces deployed more fire units south to the frontlines, which had been already packed with major artilleries such as 240 mm multiple rocket launchers and 170 mm self propelled howitzers,media reported.

The forward deployment comes after South Korea and the North Korea traded fires Thursday over the resumption of the propaganda broadcasts. South Korea resumed blaring the propaganda message with loudspeakers from August 10, which the North Korea called a declaration of war.

The resumption came as two South Korean soldiers were maimed on August 4 following the explosion of landmines, which South Korea claimed had been planted by the North Korea. Pyongyang denied any role in the blast. The North Korea warned yesterday that South Korea should dismantle the loudspeakers in border areas within 48 hours from 5 pm.


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