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North Korea destroys guard posts in DMZ
North Korea blew up guard posts in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on Tuesday after last month's agreement between the two Koreas to "completely destroy" those sites located near their heavily-fortified border.
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) North Korea demolished guard posts in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on Tuesday (November 20) after the two Koreas agreed to "completely destroy" those near their heavily-fortified border last month.
Footage provided by South Korea's defense ministry showed guard posts in North Korea blown up in thick smoke.
It follows a military pact at a summit last month in North Korea that called for a halt to "all hostile acts," a no-fly zone near the border and the gradual removal of guard posts, firearms and landmines from the DMZ separating the two.
As an initial step, the neighbors agreed to demolish 11 guard posts within 1 km (0.6 mile) of each side of the border and withdraw equipment and personnel stationed there by the end of November, the ministry said.