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N Korea at crossroads

North and South Korea border tensions: Seven things to know

The two militaries rarely exchange fire, but accidental clashes are a risk

SEOUL -- Just over two years since the leaders of the two Koreas shook hands over the demarcation line that has separated the countries for decades, tensions on the peninsula are escalating rapidly.

In recent days, North Korea has destroyed an inter-Korea liaison office on its side of the border and has threatened military action against the South. Seoul has responded by threatening retaliation against Pyongyang -- moves that have hindered South Korea President Moon Jae-in's policy priority of seeking reconciliation between the countries, which are still technically at war.

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