Monday, March 31, 2014

North And South Korea Exchange Fire Across Western Sea Border (Updated)

South Korea Exchanges Artillery With North Korea After Live-Fire Drill Ordered By Pyongyang Dropped Shells Over Border -- Daily Mail

* North Korea conducted live-fire drill at 12.15 (3.15am GMT), firing into disputed waters near a South Korean island
* Reclusive nation sent unusual 'warning fax' to South Korea before military practice, which alarmed officials
* When shots crossed border, South Korean military responded by firing back 300 rounds and scrambling F-15 jets
* Heated exchange happened during South's annual training with US, which North brands 'rehearsal for invasion'
* Residents of five border islands evacuated to shelters, in 2010 four islanders were killed by North Korea military
* Test-fire drills are normal for North Korea, but they usually don't issue warning ahead of time

South Korea has fired shells into North Korean waters after their rivals sent more than 100 rounds below the disputed sea boundary during a live-fire drill.

The heated artillery exchange was prompted by an unusual warning fax sent from the North to the South, informing them of their live-fire drill.

Though it is not unusual for the reclusive nation to practice at sea, South Korean officials were alarmed by the alert, which they claim 'indicates their hostile intention'.

It comes just days after Kim Jong Un's reclusive nation threatened to launch a 'new form' of nuclear power tests - and coincidentally during the annual South Korea-US military practice, which North Korea dubs a rehearsal for invasion.

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More News On North And South Korea Exchanging Fire Across Their Western Sea Border

North, South Korea trade artillery rounds into the sea -- Reuters
North and South Korea Exchange Fire Across Disputed Sea Border -- New York Times
South Korea fires back at North after artillery shells land in disputed waters -- The Guardian
North, South Korea Trade Artillery Fire Across Maritime Border -- Voice of America
North, South Korea Fire 800 Shells After Fax From Kim's Regime -- NBC
Koreas exchange fire; island residents in shelters -- AP
North, South Korea trade fire over sea -- Japan Times/AFP
North Korea fires more than 500 shots of artillery, South returns with 300 -- Reuters
North & South Korea exchange artillery fire across sea border -- RT
Rival Koreas trade fire across sea border -- Al Jazeera
North, South Korea exchange fire across disputed western sea border, Seoul says -- FOX News
Rival Koreas trade fire across sea border -- Al Jazeera
North Korea, South Korea Trade Fire Near Disputed Sea Border -- AP
The Two Koreas Trade Artillery Fire at Sea -- Time
BREAKING NEWS: South Korea Opens Fire at North Korea in Retaliation during Live-Fire Drill -- IBTimes
S. Korea evacuates border island residents amid DPRK live-fire drill -- Xinhuanet
In pictures: Disputed inter-Korean western maritime border -- BBC


Rhaegar said...

I hope this is one of North Koreas "empty threats" and not the start of a war.

Unknown said...

Emergency call of UN meeting

exchange of words between powerfull leaders for months

finally nothing will happen except waste of money, death of innocent people

James said...

The new hair cut policy seems to have detractors in the south.