South Korean soldiers set off to verify of the destruction of a North Korean guard post near the Military Demarcation Line in northern Gangwon-do. Photo: EPA
South Korean soldiers set off to verify of the destruction of a North Korean guard post near the Military Demarcation Line in northern Gangwon-do. Photo: EPA

Soldiers from North and South Korea verify removal of one another’s DMZ guard posts, crossing border peacefully for first time

  • Despite its name, the area around the demilitarised zone is one of the most fortified places on earth, replete with minefields and barbed-wire fences
  • But under plans to ease tensions agreed in Pyongyang, the two Koreas have demilitarised the border truce village of Panmunjom

South Korean soldiers set off to verify of the destruction of a North Korean guard post near the Military Demarcation Line in northern Gangwon-do. Photo: EPA
South Korean soldiers set off to verify of the destruction of a North Korean guard post near the Military Demarcation Line in northern Gangwon-do. Photo: EPA
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