February 04, 2023

N. Korea installs new gate, further security precautions along road to Panmunjom

Increased security follows November's high-profile defection of a KPA soldier

North Korean authorities have installed a new gate along the road to the demilitarized zone (DMZ), recent visitors have told NK News, slowing traffic on the drive to the spot where a DPRK soldier defected last November.

Two other gates that in the past were typically left open are now almost permanently closed, with one newly fitted with wheel spikes.