A quarter of Pyongyang’s residents will be rushed out of the city on the communist leader’s orders, which experts have noted is likely due to rising tensions between the US, North Korea and China.
The evacuees – mostly individuals with criminal records – have been asked to leave in order to let others use bomb shelters in the city.
According to South Korean media, residents of North Korea have started to say goodbye to each other amid preparations for a large-scale nuclear war.
Yet waving farewell to law enforcement officers is forbidden – and mentioning the names of national leaders when saying goodbye is strictly forbidden.
Donald Trump this week sent the USS Carl Vinson strike force warship to the Sea of Japan in an attempt to counter the North Korea’s increasing aggression.
The North Korean president reportedly ordered a quarter of the city's residents to evacuate
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Fri, April 14, 2017
North Korea has begun preparing festivities for the 'Day of the Sun,' a holiday celebrating communist leader Kim Il-Sung
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Military officers visit the birthplace of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, a day before the 105th anniversary of his birth, in Mangyongdae, just outside Pyongyang
Lieutenant-General H.R. McMaster said the move was a “reasonable” response to the hermit nation’s “provocative behaviour”.
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The state has carried out a series of missile tests in recent months and rumours suggest the leadership is preparing to launch its sixth nuclear test.
Experts fear tensions may further increase this weekend, amid speculation that the North Korean military could conduct another test of intercontinental ballistic missiles to celebrate the anniversary of the hermit state’s birth.
The US sent a Navy "armada" to the Japan Sea this week
The remaining residents will reportedly be placed in bomb shelters amid fears of an airstrike
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Wed, April 12, 2017
Photographer Eric Lafforgue ventured to North Korea six times. Thanks to digital memory cards, he was able to save photos that was forbidden to take inside the segregated state
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Taking pictures in the DMZ is easy, but if you come too close to the soldiers, they stop you
Around 150,000 Chinese soldiers have allegedly been sent to the North Korean border in anticipation of North Korean refugees who may flee the country in the event of an airstrike from the US.
Photos have captured military trains moving around Shenyang – a city around 200 miles from North Korea’s border.
However, China reportedly denied sending its forces to the border.