S. Korea says N. Korea fired artillery rounds near border
FILE - A TV screen shows a file image of North Korea's military exercise during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. South Korea’s military says North Korea has fired around 130 suspected artillery rounds Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, in waters near the rivals’ western and eastern sea borders in another display of belligerence. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, December 5, 2022 8:39AM EST
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military on Monday said North Korea fired about 130 suspected artillery rounds into the water near their western and eastern sea borders, the latest military action contributing to worsening relations between the neighbours.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the weapons fell within the northern side of buffer zones created under a 2018 inter-Korean agreement to reduce military tensions. There were no immediate reports of shells falling inside South Korean territorial waters.
It was not immediately clear when the incident occurred, and further details were not provided.
South Korea’s military said it communicated a verbal warning to North Korea over the firings and urged it to abide by the agreement.