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North And South Korea Reportedly Disarmed Some Guard Posts In The DMZ

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North And South Korea Reportedly Disarmed Some Guard Posts In The DMZ
In September, the Koreas made an agreement to eventually remove all guard posts from both sides of the border.
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North and South Korea have completed removing some firearms and troops from the Demilitarized Zone in an attempt to ease tensions on the peninsula. 

A South Korean Defense Ministry official told ABC News military troops had disarmed 11 guard posts south of countries' shared border. He said the North is also believed to have disarmed 11 guard posts.

Back in September, North and South Korea made a military agreement. Part of that agreement was to eventually remove all guard posts from both sides of the border, starting with 11 on each side. South Korea reportedly has about 60 guard posts in the DMZ, and North Korea reportedly has about 160. 

This is just the latest in North and South Korea's recent attempts to ease tensions. In October, the two countries agreed to remove guns and guard posts from the so-called "truce town" of Panmunjom, which is also known as the Joint Security Area.

Also in October, the Koreas started to remove land mines scattered along the border. The plan was to remove all of the 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.