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Seoul responds to North Korea threats

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By Euronews  with Reuters
Seoul responds to North Korea threats

<p>A group of South Koreans has sent thousands of anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border as tensions rise between the two countries.</p> <p>Known as Fighters for a Free North Korea they launched some 80,000 pamplets in an effort to disseminate dissenting messages.</p> <p>It comes on the back of repeated threats of strikes from Pyongyang as well as nuclear tests and a rocket launch.</p> <p>On Friday leader Kim Jong-Un upped the ante, attending a live long-range missile launch exercise simulating a strike on the official residence of his counterpart in the South.</p> <p>South Korean President Park Geun-hye has responded by calling on Pyongyang to end its provocations while calling on the military to maintain ‘maximum combat power’.</p> <p>The comments came at a ceremony to remember the victims of the sinking of a naval ship in 2010, which South Korea blames on the North. A charge it has denied.</p>