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BREAKING NEWS: South Korea marines return fire after North Korea shell lands in their waters: South Korea’s military
South Korea on Monday returned fire into North Korean waters after shells from a North Korean live-fire drill fell south of the rivals' disputed western sea boundary, a South Korean military official said.
No shells from either side were fired at any land or military installations, an official with South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. He provided no other details and spoke on condition of anonymity because of office rules.
The exchange of fire followed Pyongyang's earlier, unusual announcement that it would conduct the drills, a move seen as an expression of Pyongyang's frustration at making little progress in its recent push to win outside aid.
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Forgive my ignorance, but haven't there been actions like this before and it blew over fairly quickly?
It bothers me in a broader, global aspect, but it could very well blow over.edit on 30-3-2014 by sheepslayer247 because: (no reason given)
Missile tests The live-fire exercises were announced by North Korea in a faxed message from its military to the South's navy. The exercises would take place in seven border areas, the message said. South Korean had warned of immediate retaliation if any ordinance crossed the border. In November 2010, North Korea fired shells at the border island of Yeonpyeong, killing two marines and two civilians.
Ooh you bombed my sea so Im going to bomb your sea right back....It sounds like there may be children on both sides of the DMZ with their fingers on the button.
I used to think only the dogs in Korea got nervous when there was an exchange as they all ended up in someones freezer as preparations for war rationing began, now the poor fish are getting it in the neck.
Will those evil Koreans just have sex already or else sort it out, posturing is so last year as Russia has shown.
NK is feeling empowered because they just signed a financial pact with Russia. I read somewhere they were supposed to be firing somethin off the west coast on monday(today), and they had informed SK of this in advance. Will definitely be paying close attention as this unfolds.