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South Korean military fires warning shots after North Korean soldiers invade

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun19,2024

South Korean military resorted to warning shots after North Korean soldiers invaded

South Korean soldiers on Tuesday 18 June, fired warning shots to force the retreat of North Korean soldiers who temporarily crossed the land border for the second time in a month, the South Korean military said, reports  Associated Press.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said approximately 20 to 30 North Korean soldiers, who were engaged in some construction work on the northern side of the border, briefly crossed the military demarcation line dividing the North at 8:30 a.m. and South Korea.

The report said the North Korean soldiers withdrew after South Korea broadcast a warning and fired warning shots.

The South Korean military did not notice any suspicious activity after that.

South Korea also fired warning shots on June 11 after another group of North Korean soldiers briefly crossed the demarcation line.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday's incident occurred in a different area demarcation line.

The committee said it did not believe that North Korean soldiers violated the border intentionally, noting that the North did not return fire.

Prepared by Sergei Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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