South Korea has ordered the immediate evacuation of residents¬†from a region of its western border after a serious exchange of fire with North Korea, reports say. North Korea fired a shell at a South Korean military unit on Thursday, inciting the south to strike back with a few big guns adjusts, the South’s protection defence ministry said.

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North Korea Provokes South Korea to engage in Firing

South Korea’s National Security Council is because of hold a crisis session. The western ocean border has long been a flashpoint between the two Koreas. North Korea fired a shot towards Yeoncheon, a town north-west of Seoul, at 15:52 neighbourhood time (06:52 GMT), the defence ministry of South Korea said. Before it North Korea fired shells targeting the ships of South Korea when South Korea was doing a joint exercise with United States, a several month ago.

Reports propose the objective could have been an amplifier action broadcast against Pyongyang messages. The South then fired many rounds of 155mm shells towards where they thought the rocket was dispatched from, the ministry included an announcement. There were no quick reports of any wounds or harm on either side.

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Tension between two Koreas

The two Koreas remain in fact at war, in light of the fact that the 1950-1953 war finished in a truce, not a peace settlement. The two sides have traded cross-border fire a few times lately. A neighbourhood authority informed AP news organization that regarding 80 people in Yeoncheon had been cleared, with different inhabitants in the territory likewise encouraged to take cover. The most recent episode comes in the midst of elevated strains between the North and South. Seoul has blamed the North for planting a landmine that harmed two South soldiers not long ago. From that point forward, the sides have started impacting purposeful publicity shows from speakers like sound amplifiers along the border – restarting a practice both had suspended in 2004.

South Korea and the US additionally started yearly joint military activities on Monday – they depict the drills as cautious, yet North Korea calls them a regular exercise for intrusion.

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