North Korea Again Carrying Out Military Drills, Live-Fire Exercises Near Its Shared Border With South Korea
Ongjin County, located in the northern part of South Korea issued a text to residents saying, "Troops on Yeonpyeong Island are currently responding," and advising residents to "be cautious".
SEOUL - According to the South Korean military, North Korea has again started firing artillery shells toward the two country’s shared Northern Limit Line (NLL) from its southwestern coast, firing around 90 shells after firing around 200 shells from its southwestern coastal area toward the NLL on Friday.
Most of the shells fired by North Korea on Friday fell into the maritime buffer zone, while some of them fell around a little over 4 miles from the NLL, South Korean media cited a military source as saying, adding that the actions on Friday had prompted South Korea to begin carrying out live-fire drills in response, but that the actions on Saturday did not, as they weren’t considered as threatening as Friday’s actions.
The South Korean military reported that North Korea has been carrying out military drills north of South Korea’s Yeonpyeong island since around 4 p.m. local time.