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DPRK, S Korea exchange fires, no damage reported

10-30-2010 09:40 BJT

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Troops from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and South Korea have exchanged shots along their border. The shoot-out occurred near the town of Hwacheon, some 90 kilometers northeast of Seoul.

The DPRK military guard post fired two shots toward a South Korean post. South Korea immediately returned fire with three shots. It has not been confirmed whether the shooting was accidental. After the incident South Korea raised its alert level to its highest mark. The US-led UN Command will send a special investigation team to determine whether the DPRK violated terms of the armistice that ended the 1950-1953 Korean War.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: CNTV.CN

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