North Korea artillery fires at South Korean navy ship, and misses

by The Daily Lede


North Korea artillery fires at South Korean navy ship, and misses

(Reuters) – North Korean artillery fired at least one shot which landed near a South Korean navy patrol ship south of the two sides’ disputed maritime border on Thursday, but it did not hit the vessel, a military official in Seoul said.

The official added that South Korean artillery fired at a North Korean naval vessel in response.

Residents of the Yeonpyeong island, which lies just south of the disputed sea border, were evacuated to bomb shelters, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Shelling by North Korean artillery killed four people on the island in 2010.

There was no further firing from the North following the incident soon after 6 p.m. local time (0900 GMT), the official said.

 

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