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South Korea defends response to North's live-fire drill

Published on Apr 1, 2014 11:47 AM
 

SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea defended on Tuesday its "sufficient" response to a North Korean live-fire drill that triggered the exchange of hundreds of artillery shells across the two rivals' disputed maritime border.

The North fired 500 shells during the three-hour drill on Monday, about 100 of which fell into South Korean waters.

The South responded as soon as the first shells fell on its side of the border, and ended up firing 300 artillery rounds of its own.

All shells fired in the exchange from both sides fell into the sea, and no land or military assets were targeted.

 
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