Posted tagged ‘Demilitarized Zone’

North and South Korea Exchange Gunfire

October 29, 2010

It appears that North Korea fired two rounds toward South Korea at the DMZ and South Korean troops immediately fired back.

I can’t even begin to imagine how tense that area must be!

From the Associated Press:

The exchange of fire at the heavily armed border highlights the security problems faced by Seoul as it prepares to host the Group of 20 economic summit next month.

North Korean troops fired at a South Korean guard post in the Demilitarized Zone, said an official at the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul.

There were no South Korean injuries and it was unclear whether it was an accident or an intentional provocation, the official said. He asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

The guard post is 73 miles (118 kilometers) northeast of Seoul.

The firing of the 14.5-mm rounds came hours after North Korea criticized the South for rejecting a proposal to hold military talks and vowed to retaliate.

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