March 24, 2016 10:52
North Korea on Wednesday threatened to send commandos across the border to "eliminate" President Park Geun-hye.
The ironically named Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland, which handles cross-border affairs, said in a statement it will launch a "retaliatory battle of justice in order to resolutely eliminate the Park Geun-hye group of traitors on this land and under this sky."
The South Korean government is the target of "ultra-precision strike means," it added.
There are some dozen special forces units under the North's 11th Corps whose mission is to infiltrate South Korea and launch surprise attacks.
North Korea in a statement on Feb. 23 said its primary military target is Cheong Wa Dae.
The government condemned the threat. "We will never condone the North's threats against the president and our people," Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-hee told reporters. "North Korea must immediately stop this vulgar and despicable behavior.”
He added that the South Korean military will firmly respond to any additional provocations.
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