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South Korea turns off cross border speakers

South Korea has stopped anti North Korea propaganda messages as part of a deal with Pyongyang to avert military confrontation.

Seoul’s Defense Ministry announced that the broadcasts were stopped at noon local time on Tuesday. It is expected that Pyongyang will now tell its soldiers to stand down from full war readiness.

The broadcasts had been restarted after 11 years in retaliation after the North allegedly planted land mines that maimed two soldiers in the DMZ while on border patrol.

While Pyongyang denied having laid the mines, the government expressed regret at the soldiers injuries in accordance with the deal.

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