June 03, 2010 08:32
North Korean soldiers stationed at the border truce village of Panmunjom started wearing steel helmets at the end of last month instead of their usual army caps, a South Korean military spokesman said Wednesday.
The switch is apparently intended to show the North's resolve as tensions mount on the peninsula since the sinking of the South Korean Navy corvette Cheonan.
The North has warned it will shoot at equipment if the South resumes so-called psychological warfare, and Seoul ordered front-line troops to fire at least three retaliatory shots for each one fired by North Korea.
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