Exchanges of fire between North Korea and South Korea
North Korea shelled a unit of South Korean soldiers, provoking an immediate response.
North Korea bombed on Thursday a unit of the South Korean army, provoking an immediate response. The North Korean bombardment, which would be a rocket attack, occurred on the western part of the border that divides the Korean peninsula.
In reply, South Korea fired “dozens of 155mm shells” according to the Ministry of Defence.
“We have increased our level of alert and carefully monitor the movements of the North Korean army,” he said in the wake of the information published by Yonhap.
“The rocket landed on our side, but has reached no military target,” the ministry added.
There would be no casualties or damage. A representative of local authorities Yeoncheon County, sixty kilometers north of Seoul, said that residents of several border villages were ordered to evacuate their home and to get to shelters.
The last direct attack against the South Korea dated from December 2010, when North Korea bombarded the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong, causing the death of two soldiers and two South Korean civilians.
Seoul, the South Korean capital, had responded by firing shells into North Korean positions, which had feared the outbreak of a large-scale conflict.
The strikes exchanges involved in this Thursday a context of renewed tensions between North Korea and South Korea.
North Korea threatened South Korea last week, military strikes “blind” if it did not stop its war propaganda broadcast by loudspeaker across the border.
North Korea even threatened the US attacks the weapon nuclear.
South Korea has ordered the resumption of border propaganda war with North Korea in retaliation for mine explosions
The South Korean Defense Ministry announced that the speakers installed at the border would resume service for the first time in 11 years and spread messages denouncing North Korean provocations.
Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, denied being involved in mine explosions.