North Korea blows up inter-Korean liaison office amid escalating tensions

(VOVWORLD) - North Korea destroyed an inter-Korean liaison office on its side of the border on Tuesday, in a sudden escalation of tensions after days of threats against the South over anti-Pyongyang leaflets that were being sent by defectors into its territory.

“North Korea blew up the inter-Korean liaison office,” the South Korean unification ministry confirmed shortly after the explosion at 2:49PM local time.

Its destruction came after Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said at the weekend that a tragic scene of the north-south joint liaison office completely collapsed will be seen.

Since early June, North Korea has lashed out at Seoul over defector groups sending anti-Pyongyang messages and supplies over the border, issuing a series of threats against South Korea unless it takes action to stop the long-running activist activities.

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