31 Mar '14, 4am

Two Koreas trade fire across maritime border: #BREAKING

The two Koreas traded live fire into the sea across their disputed maritime border on Monday, after Seoul said a North Korean military exercise dropped shells into South Korean waters. "Some of the shells fired by North Korea dropped in our area and our side responded with fire," a spokesman for the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) told AFP. There was no indication that either side was firing at any particular target. Officials on the South Korean border islands of Yeonpyeong and Baengnyeong said residents were being evacuated to shelters as a precaution. The North Korean live fire exercise began at 12:15 pm (0315 GMT) and the South began responding with its own volley of artillery shells within 30 minutes. "For the moment, both sides are firing into the sea," the JCS spokesman said. North Korea regularly conducts live-fire drills but, in an unusual move, it had no...

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