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S. Korean Residents Near Border to Evacuate Amid Threats:Yonhap

Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) -- About 820 South Korean residents near the border with North Korea were ordered to temporarily evacuate tomorrow, Yonhap News reported, citing unidentified military officials.

North Korea’s army on Oct. 19 threatened to fire on South Korean activist groups if they carry out a plan to send anti-Kim Jong Un leaflets into the North tomorrow.

South Korea’s military is prepared to “completely destroy” the origin of a North Korean attack if it occurs, Defense Minister Kim Kwan Jin told lawmakers on the same day.

A group of South Korean organizations plans to send 200,000 leaflets by balloons near the demilitarized zone at 11 a.m. tomorrow, according to Park Sang Hak, leader of the Fighters for Free North Korea, which is organizing the event.

To contact the reporter on this story: Saeromi Shin in Seoul at sshin15@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Thomas Kutty Abraham at tabraham4@bloomberg.net

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