Pyongyang blows up inter-Korea liaison building

The inter-Korean liaison office building was blown up on Tuesday after the North Korean military announced it was ready to enter the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas on the orders of Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo-long. The explosion caused the destruction of the four-floor office and the partial collapse of the 15-story high rise that served as the residential quarters of the South Korean staff of the liaison office. Pyongyang claimed to be reacting to a propaganda campaign of floating leaflets. South Korea’s defense ministry warned of “a strong response” to any North Korean military provocations.

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