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Fresh tension in Korean Peninsula as North, South Korea engage in gun battle



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There was palpable fear when North Korea and South Korea were engaged in exchange of gunfire at a border axis of Demilitarised Zone dividing the two countries.

South Korea military complained that gun shots from North Korea hit a guard post in the central border town of Cheorwon. The South military also returned fire, therefore issued a warning announcement.

However, South Korea military noted that the shots were not likely to have been intentional.

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, was said to have also acknowledged that the gunshots from North Korea were likely to be “accidental”.

No injuries were reported in the incident. Military officials in South Korea remarked that there was no sign of unusual troop movements.

It was noted that such exchange of gunfire between North and South Korea seldom occur.

It was said that the last time North Korea opened fire on the South was in 2017 when a North Korean soldier attempted to cross the military demarcation line to defect.