BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – Reuters published scenes showing a major explosion on the northern side of the border between North and South Korea on Tuesday.

A large explosion was heard on Tuesday, and smoke billowed in the Kaesong region in North Korea, according to the agency. Reuters said North Korea blew up the inter-Korean liaison office located in the northern border.

The South Korean Yonhap news agency quoted a military source as saying that the South Korean military is now investigating whether this was linked to the bombing of the North-South Joint Liaison Office, which is located in the Kaesong Industrial Complex along the border city of North Korea.

Government media reported earlier that the North Korean army is ready to take action if the dissident groups go ahead with their campaign to send propaganda leaflets to North Korea, in the latest threat of retaliatory action.

It is reported that Kim Yo jung, first vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, noted earlier that North Korea will “destroy” the Joint Communications Office in the near future.

North Korea has sent several warnings to the South in recent days and threatened to destroy the liaison office, which was established in 2018, against the backdrop of launching leaflets from South Korea to the north.

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