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Yonhap news agency says navies of 2 Koreas exchange fire off west coast.
Originally posted by HotSauce
Those two need to just throw it down, fight it out, and get it settled once and for all. My money is on the South. I would say they could take the North in about a week or two.
Navy patrol boats of North and South Korea exchanged fire in disputed waters off the western coast of the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday, leaving a North Korean vessel heavily damaged, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported.
The damaged patrol boat retreated to North Korea, according to the news agency, which quoted an anonymous government source in Seoul.
There were no casualties on the South Korean side, Yonhap reported
“It’s true that there was an exchange of fire, and we plan to reveal details later,” an officer at the South Korean military’s Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said
A South Korean warship fired a shot at a North Korean vessel which had crossed the demarcation line off the countries' western coast, officials said. The North Korean ship was seriously damaged, before it sailed back into its territorial waters
North Korea accused its neighbour last month of sending warships across the border to stir tensions and warned the "reckless military provocations" could trigger armed clashes.