North Korea threatens counterattack to S Korea

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Seoul, Aug 2: The Korean Peninsula became more tensed after North Korea threatening a counterattack in response to South Korean naval exercises in the Yellow Sea.

On Tuesday, Aug 3 North Korean command responsible for the North"s western maritime border made the threat of a strong physical counterattack.

South Korea is planning the naval exercises in reaction to the sinking of a South Korean warship, ROKS Cheonan, in Mar 26 in which 46 sailors died.

An international team of investigators in May 2010 found that a North Korean submarine fired a torpedo that sank Cheonan. The US and South Korea called the sinking a violation of the armistice that ended the fighting in 1953.

South Korea and the United States held joint naval manoeuvres on last week of Jul 2010.

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