North Korea has issued various warnings and threats in the wake of recent high-level defections – click here for more coverage. South Korean citizens have been reminded to stay alert as the future of the hermit kingdom remains unclear.

From the International Business Times

Kim Jong-un ‘orders’ terror attacks against South Koreans abroad over defection

Security for South Koreans living abroad has been stepped up due to the perceived threat, given that the high-profile defection has caused a huge embarrassment to Kim’s regime.

A top source told South Korean news agency Yonhap that there have been several indications that Pyongyang could be trying to harm South Korean citizens as retaliation. “I can’t give out the full details but the North Korean leadership has been infuriated over the series of recent incidents. For North Korea, provocative acts that won’t leave any trace will be the easiest, like hiring local gangsters to commit a terrorist attack,” the source said. South Koreans travelling to border areas between China and North Korea have also been asked to stay alert.

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