20 Oct 2012

Retaliation threat over border leaflets

5:45 am on 20 October 2012

North Korea has warned it will launch a military strike if propaganda leaflets are scattered from balloons floated over the border on Monday.

An army statement said the response will come without warning.

The BBC says leaflets have been sent over the border many times in the past, but specific threats in response are rare.

South Korea has vowed to retaliate if the North should act.