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South Korea and North Korea exchange warning shots at the border between the two countries |  Globalism

South Korea and North Korea exchange warning shots at the border between the two countries | Globalism

The North Korea and the South Korea Warning fire exchanged on the West Coast, today, Monday, accusing each other of violating their maritime borders amid escalating military tensions.

a Joint Chiefs of Staff flood (JCS) He said he broadcast warnings and fired warning shots when he saw a North Korean merchant ship crossing Northern Border Line (NLL)de facto maritime boundary, around 3:40 a.m. local time.

North Korea’s military said it fired 10 rocket-propelled grenades after a South Korean navy ship crossed the NLL and fired warning shots “on the pretext of tracking an unidentified ship,” according to state media.

“We have been ordered to take preliminary countermeasures to forcibly expel the hostile warship,” the official Korean Central News Agency quoted a spokesman for the General Staff of the North Korean People’s Army as saying.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff said it carried out a “normal operation” on the border invasion and described North Korea’s move as a violation of a 2018 bilateral military agreement that bans “hostile acts” in border areas.

“We once again urge North Korea to immediately cease its persistent provocations and accusations that undermine peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, as well as the international community,” the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

The latest exchange of fire came amid simmering tensions, with North Korea testing weapons at an unprecedented pace this year.

South Korean forces began their annual defense exercises in Hoguk last week, which are designed to last until October 28 and increase their special capabilities along with United State To combat nuclear and missile threats from the North.

As part of the program, the South Korean Navy said on Monday it will conduct a four-day drill off the west coast, gathering about 20 US warships and assets such as attack helicopters.

Pyongyang They responded angrily to the exercises, calling them provocations and threatening countermeasures. Seoul and Washington DC They say their exercises are defensive and aimed at deterring the North.