North, South Korea exchange gunfire


The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) of the Republic of Korea has said that multiple bullets from North Korea hit a South Korean guard post inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which prompted South Korea to broadcast a warning and fire back.

The incident transpired in the central border town of Cheorwon at around 7:41 a.m., South Korean news outlet Yonhap reported citing information from the JCS.

It added that no casualties or damage to South Korean facilities were reported.

“We are taking actions via inter-Korean communication lines to grasp the detailed situation and to prevent any further incidents. And we also maintain a necessary readiness posture,” the JCS said in a statement.