PYONGYANG, May 25 (Xinhua) -- The army of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Thursday that the claim by South Korea of a drone intrusion was nothing but "mental derangement."
The so-called drone was "a flock of birds" flying above the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) that separates the DPRK and South Korea, the Korean Central News Agency quoted a spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA) as saying.
"The MDL area is the most acute hotspot where huge troops of both sides constantly level their guns at each other," the spokesman said.
"At around 16:00 on May 23, watching a flock of birds flying in the sky above the forefront areas in Cholwon, Kangwon Province, the south Korean puppet forces opened warning broadcasting and fired more than 450 machine gun bullets into the DPRK side, claiming they spotted unidentified flying objects crossing the MDL," the spokesman said.
South Korea said a drone from the DPRK flew across the MDL on Tuesday and its troops opened fire at it.
The spokesman says the south is "caught by mental derangement" and blames the north for everything, including the sinking of one of their own warships by the "north's torpedo."
The spokesman said the KPA is provokers in the south are "getting all the more reckless."