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20 Aug, 2015

Border artillery exchange

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epa04889833 (FILE) A file picture dated 02 June 2015 shows South Korean K-9 self-propelled howitzers firing artillery shells during a military drill in Goseong, South Korea's east coast. According to media reports on 20 August 2015, North Korea fired a shell at a South Korean front-line military unit. The South Korean military's radar system detected North Korea firing a shell at a South Korean front-line military unit in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi Province, northwest of Seoul, at 3:52 p.m., the South Korean Ministry of National Defense said. In response, South Korea fired back dozens of 155-millimeter shells at the point where the North Korean shell was fired from. EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT -- BEST QUALITY AVAILABLENorth and South Korea exchange artillery fire across their mutual border. After North Korean soldiers fire several shots at a military loudspeaker that speaks in high voice against Pyongyang, South Korean troops return ‘dozens of shells” to the suspected source. No casualties are reported.  North Korea later warns Seoul in a letter that it will take military action if the South did not stop the loudspeaker broadcasts within 48 hours. In a separate letter, Pyongyang says it is willing to offer an opening to resolve the conflict even though it considers the broadcasts a declaration of war.

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