Skip to comments.North, South Korea exchange fire across disputed western sea border, Seoul says
Posted on 03/30/2014 10:20:36 PM PDT by servo1969
South Korean Marines fired artillery shells across a disputed sea border Monday after North Korean shells from a live fire drill conducted by Pyongyang fell into the water south of the frontier, Seoul officials told the Associated Press.
No shells from either side were fired at any land or military installations, an official with South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. He provided no other details and spoke on condition of anonymity because of office rules. There were no immediately reports of any injuries. However, residents of a South Korean island near the border said that they had been moved to emergency shelters during the firing.
Kang Myeong-sung, speaking from a shelter on Yeonpyeong island, which is in sight of North Korean territory, said that anxious islanders were huddled together in shelters. Kang said he didn't see any fighter jets, but he could hear the boom of artillery fire. In 2010, North Korean artillery killed four South Koreans on Yeonpyeong.
The exchange of fire followed Pyongyang's earlier, unusual announcement that it would conduct the drills, a move seen as an expression of Pyongyang's frustration at making little progress in its recent push to win outside aid.
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When it comes to North/South Korea then GOOD! We have no business babysitting South Korea. They can defend themselves.
North Korea had better watch it, or else Obama will express deep concern.
This is a fairly common occurrence in Korea. They are always trading rifle fire on the DMZ. Sometimes a few mortar rounds. No need to panic yet.
Punkboy looks “concerned”-—but he can’t out-concern our own Kenyan punk. Maybe we could have a cross-border concernoff? A really wide red line and golf club weapons of choice?
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“Korea Turns Hot” - Drudge Report
Nobody ever walked into a barber shop and said, “Gimme the Kim Jung Un.”