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Two Koreas exchange warning shots near maritime border amid tensions

2022-10-24 08:58:49       source:Reuters

October 24, 2022

SEOUL, Oct 24 (Reuters) - North and South Korea exchanged warning shots off the west coast on Monday, accusing each other of breaching their western maritime border amid heightened military tension.

The South's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said it broadcast warnings and fired warning shots to see off a North Korean merchant vessel that crossed the Northern Limit Line (NLL), the de facto sea boundary, at around 3:40 a.m. (1840 GMT Sunday).

The North's military said it fired 10 artillery shells after a South Korean navy ship violated the NLL and fired warning shots "on the pretext of tracking down an unidentified ship," according to state media.

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