Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Two Koreas Exchange Fire Across DMZ

A brief exchange of gunfire between the soldiers of the two Koreas across the eastern Demilitarized Zone in Yanggu Gangwon Province. Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff says North Korean soldiers fired two shots toward a South Korean guard post at around 7:30 p.m. Monday. South Korea immediately fired back six rounds across the border but there was no additional response from the North.
Officials say no casualties were reported on the South side as one of the bullets hit the wall of a guard post and the other fell near the structure. It is not known whether North Korea suffered any casualties.