Korea: North and South's armies hold talks

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The Independent Online

Military officers from North and South Korea held talks inside the heavily guarded demilitarised zone yesterday. It was the rivals' first official dialogue since the North's deadly artillery barrage of a South Korean island in November.

Tensions rose sharply following the attack, which killed four people and came just eight months after the sinking of a South Korean warship. Colonels met in the border village of Panmunjom to set a date and work out logistics for higher-level defence talks.

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