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
Topic |   Korean peninsula

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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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