NKorea to take military measures against SKorea

By HYUNG-JIN KIM | June 29, 2011 | 4:29 AM EDT

A group of South Korean government officials and businessmen leaves for North Korea's Diamond mountain at the inter-Korean immigration office in Goseong, South Korea, Wednesday, June 29, 2011. North Korea has threatened to launch a "sacred war" against South Korea for slandering the country, ahead of a meeting on a stalled joint tourism project.(AP Photo/Yonhap, Lee Jong-gun) KOREA OUT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's military is vowing to retaliate for signs posted at South Korean army units that the North says slanders its leader Kim Jong Il.

The Korean People's Army issued the warning Wednesday. It says unspecified military measures will continue "mercilessly" until South Korea apologizes and removes the signs.

South Korea's Defense Ministry confirmed Wednesday that some of its front-line army units have set up signs criticizing North Korea and the Kim dynasty in the wake of two deadly attacks blamed on North Korea last year.

An unidentified North Korean government spokesman threatened earlier Wednesday to launch a "sacred war" against South Korea over the signs.