North Korea rockets, ‘aimed at US and South Korea’

NK attackNorth Korea’s military warned Today that its,  “artillery and rocket forces are at their highest-level combat posture in the latest in a string of bellicose threats aimed at South Korea and the United States.”

That’s according to CBS News, which goes on:

“The announcement came as South Koreans marked the third anniversary of the sinking of a warship in which 46 South Korean sailors died. Seoul says the ship was hit by a North Korean torpedo, while the North denies involvement.

“Seoul’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday it hasn’t seen any suspicious North Korean military activity and that officials are analyzing the North’s warning. Analysts say a direct North Korean attack is extremely unlikely, especially during joint U.S.-South Korean military drills that end April 30, though there’s some worry about a provocation after the training wraps up.

It adds:  “The rival Koreas have had several bloody naval skirmishes in disputed Yellow Sea waters since 1999. In November 2010, a North Korean artillery strike on a South Korean island killed two marines and two civilians.”

“Tensions along the most heavily armed border in the world soared … after South Korea threatened ‘enormous retaliation’ against its northern neighbour,” says the Mail Online, from whence came to pic.

“The warning came after Communist North Korea launched one of its biggest artillery bombardments since the Korean War ended in 1953,”  he says, adding,  “At least 200 shells pounded a military base on Yeonpyeong island, 75 miles west of the South Korean capital Seoul, killing two marines and injuring 17.”

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