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Koreas Agree To Remove Guns, Guard Posts In Part Of Demilitarized Zone

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Koreas Agree To Remove Guns, Guard Posts In Part Of Demilitarized Zone
This is the latest move by North and South Korea to ease tensions on the peninsula.
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North and South Korea have agreed to remove guns and guard posts from part of the Demilitarized Zone in an attempt to ease tensions on the peninsula. 

The so-called "truce town" of Panmunjom, which is also known as the Joint Security Area, straddles the border between the two countries. It's reportedly the only place on the border where opposing troops face off. 

Guns and guard posts will be removed from Panmunjom by Thursday, the South Korean defense ministry said in a statement.

This is just the latest in North and South Korea's recent attempts to ease tensions. Earlier this month, they started to remove land mines scattered along the border. The plan was to remove all of the land mines in the Joint Security Area over a period of 20 days. There are an estimated 2 million land mines buried in and around the 150-mile DMZ.

And last week, media outlets said the two countries are reportedly moving forward with plans to reconnect some of their railways and roads