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N Korea at crossroads

Kim Jong Un's sister fans flames of inter-Korean tensions

South Korea on edge over threat of retaliation over anti-Pyongyang flyers

SEOUL -- Tensions are on the rise between the two Koreas as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister and possible successor, Kim Yo Jong, hints at potential military retaliation against anti-North flyers sent over the de facto border by balloon.

With blue-crab season at its peak in the Yellow Sea, there is concern that North Korea will send military vessels across its de facto maritime border with South Korea under the guise of protecting its fishing boats. The South Korean military detected North Korean forces conducting target practice near the Demilitarized Zone on Sunday, the South's Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported.

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