SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean military's internal communications lines were partly paralyzed last month following a fire at a Seoul network center building owned by the nation's leading fixed-line and mobile carrier Korea Telecom (KT), a document from the National Assembly showed Monday.

The fire broke out at a KT building in western Seoul on Nov. 24, paralyzing the fixed-line, mobile and Internet networks for individuals and businesses using KT in Seoul's western wards of Mapo, Seodaemun and Eunpyeong, as well as some parts of Gyeonggi Province, which surrounds Seoul.

According to the document presented by the defense ministry to parliament, a total of 28 military communications lines -- five lines in the Korean Joint Command and Control System (KJCCS), four lines in the Military Information Management System (MIMS), 14 lines in the Ministry of National Defense communications network, and five teleconference network lines -- were suspended by the KT fire.

Source: Yonhap News Agency