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NORTH Korea warned of a possible military response after South Korea joined an anti-proliferation exercise, and said it is no longer bound by the 1953 armistice which ended their war.
A military statement quoted by official media also said the North could no longer guarantee the safety of shipping off its west coast.
"Any tiny hostile acts against our republic, including the stopping and searching of our peaceful vessels... will face an immediate and strong military strike in response," the statement said.
I haven't got a source I can link, but in other NK-related threads, the figure of 10,000 artillery pieces comes up regularly.
EDIT: Ok, I've found figures. Global Security
In total, NK has over 10,400 pieces of artillery. (Self-propelled, towed and rocket).
According to the wikipedia page, the exact number of in service artillery pieces is unknown.
Every piece would be camouflaged and probably moved regularly enough to keep satellites guessing.
I don't think, without simply destroying the entire strip of land on their side of the DMZ for many kilometers, that even half of the guns could be taken out easily.
So, the threat to Seoul is real and not easily solved. 10 million people in the firing line is nothing to be sneezed at.
So, under an extremely conservative estimate of each piece firing 1 shell a minute, that means that after one hour over 600,000 shells could hit Seoul. That would kill probably half the population.