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North Korea accuses South, US of border provocation

N Korea says US troops commit provocative acts close to border with South.

Updated: Mar 21, 2011, 11:28 AM IST

Seoul: North Korea has warned South Korea of deadly consequences for allegedly allowing US troops to come close to the countries` tense border for reconnaissance missions and to commit provocative acts such as taking photos with women and drinking there.

The official Korean Central News Agency says it conveyed the warning to South Korea`s military on Sunday.

It says that such acts are escalating tensions along the land border, and that they could trigger unspecified deadly retaliation.

South Korea`s Defence Ministry and the American-led UN Command denied the accusations on Monday, saying UN Command troops have only patrolled along the Korean demilitarised zone.

They say the UN Command has jurisdiction over the demilitarised zone.

Bureau Report