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South Korea's navy deployed a high-speed patrol boat armed with guided missiles close to the country's tense maritime border with North Korea today, vowing to "punish" any attacking forces.
The move comes after reports the North had stepped up military drills in the area after threatening a military strike on the South.
"Compared with North Korean boats, the Yoon Young-ha is armed with overwhelming fire power."
The South's navy will "punish immediately" any North Korean forces attempting provocative acts in the area, he said.
The deployment comes amid high tensions with the North, which has reportedly been using high-speed boats for landing exercises near the western border - twice the site of deadly naval clashes since 1999.
Originally posted by wantsome
Heres the lastest:
Supposedly the north is trying to provoke a responce and entered the waters to the south.
SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea said a North Korean patrol boat entered its waters around their disputed maritime border Thursday but backed off after nearly an hour following repeated warnings. A senior American diplomat meanwhile cautioned Pyongyang that its bad behavior would no longer be rewarded.