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North Korea accuses US soldiers of provoking border troops

  • A South Korean army soldier mans a K-9 self-propelled artillery vehicle during an exercise in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea, Friday, April 29, 2016. North Korea on Friday accused U.S. soldiers of trying to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting" acts and encouraging South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    A South Korean army soldier mans a K-9 self-propelled artillery vehicle during an exercise in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea, Friday, April 29, 2016. North Korea on Friday accused U.S. soldiers of trying to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting" acts and encouraging South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)  (The Associated Press)

  • A South Korean army K-9 self-propelled artillery vehicle moves during an exercise in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea, Friday, April 29, 2016. North Korea on Friday accused U.S. soldiers of trying to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting" acts and encouraging South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    A South Korean army K-9 self-propelled artillery vehicle moves during an exercise in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea, Friday, April 29, 2016. North Korea on Friday accused U.S. soldiers of trying to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting" acts and encouraging South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)  (The Associated Press)

  • North Korean defectors prepare to release balloons carrying leaflets condemning North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a rally against North Korea in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea, Friday, April 29, 2016. North Korea on Friday accused U.S. soldiers of trying to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting" acts and encouraging South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North. Letters on the balloons read "We denounce the family's succession through three generations." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    North Korean defectors prepare to release balloons carrying leaflets condemning North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a rally against North Korea in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea, Friday, April 29, 2016. North Korea on Friday accused U.S. soldiers of trying to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting" acts and encouraging South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North. Letters on the balloons read "We denounce the family's succession through three generations." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)  (The Associated Press)

North Korea is accusing U.S. soldiers of trying to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting" acts and encouraging South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North.

A North Korean military statement Friday warned U.S. soldiers to stop what it called "hooliganism" at an inter-Korean border village or they'll meet a dog's death any time and any place."

The statement said U.S. troops pointed their fingers at North Korean soldiers and made strange noises and unspecified "disgusting" facial expressions.

North Korea occasionally accuses South Korean and U.S. troops of trying to provoke its border troops.

The U.S. and South Korean militaries had no immediate response.

The latest accusation came a day after South Korean and U.S. officials said two suspected medium-range missiles launches by North Korea ended in failure.