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South Korea fires warning shots near North Korean ship

Christian Fernsby |
South Korea's military fired warning shots to repel a North Korean merchant ship after it violated their disputed western sea boundary, Seoul officials said, the second such incident in two months.

Topics: SOUTH KOREA    FIRE    NORTH KOREA    SHIP   

Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that it believes the North Korean ship crossed the sea boundary due to bad weather and an engine problem.

No further violence was reported.

It's the second time that South Korea has fired warning shots to drive back a North Korean ship in the area since South Korea's current liberal government took office in 2017.

The first incident happened in September, according to South Korea's military.


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