North and South Korea exchange fire at border

Shots fired from North hit a guard post inside Demilitarized Zone. South returned fire. No casualties reported, and it may have been accidental.

World News

May 4, 2020 - 9:49 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presides over a military parade on April 15, 2017. Photo by (Yonhap News/Newscom/Zuma Press/TNS)

SEOUL, South Korea — Shots fired from North Korea hit a South Korean guard post inside the Demilitarized Zone, Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday, citing the South Korean military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

South Korean troops returned fire and issued broadcast warnings after a guard unit in the town of Cheorwon was hit early Sunday morning, the JCS said.

There were no casualties reported, and a South Korean military official said the shots from the North did not appear to be intentional, according to Yonhap.

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