North Korea may have conducted firing drill near border: Yonhap

An artillery fire from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was heard near a South Korean border island in western waters, according to a report by Yonhap news agency.

A South Korean military official was quoted by Yonhap as saying that the DPRK launched artillery fire in waters west of the Korean Peninsula.

The report says one round of firing was heard from the northern region of South Korea’s Baengnyeong Island near the western maritime border.

It says the artillery round hasn’t landed in the South Korean territorial waters, and no additional fire was heard since then.

South Korea’s military suspected that the DPRK forces may have conducted firing drills near the two countries’ sea boundary.

Residents in the border island had been evacuated after the artillery fire, and they have resumed normal lives now.

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