South Korea fires warning shots at suspected drone near border with North Korea: Media

People at the border between Noth and South Korea.
People at the border between Noth and South Korea.PHOTO: KIM JINHA

SEOUL (Reuters/AFP) - South Korea fired warning shots on Wednesday (Jan 13) near an "unidentified flying object" over its border with North Korea, a military official told Reuters, while a news agency said it was a suspected North Korean drone.

The object flew close to a South Korean military observation post at Mount Dora, some 47km north of Seoul.

The object returned to the northern side of the border following the warning shots, the official at South Korea's joint chiefs of staff told Reuters.

The South's Yonhap News Agency reported that South Korean forces fired about 20 machine-gun rounds at the suspected North Korean drone.

The official declined to say how many shots were fired.