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North Korea fires artillery into buffer space, Seoul cries foul

North Korea fires artillery into buffer space, Seoul cries foul


SEOUL: North Korea on Wednesday fired an artillery barrage into waters off its coast for the second day in a row, concentrating on a maritime “buffer zone” arrange in 2018 to cut back tensions with the South.
Pyongyang has dramatically ramped up missile launches and navy workouts in current weeks, as Seoul and Washington say North Korean chief Kim Jong Un is near conducting what could be his nation’s seventh nuclear take a look at.
Roughly 100 artillery shells have been fired from South Hwanghae province into the West Sea round 12:30 pm (GMT 0330) Wednesday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Workers (JCS) stated, calling it a “clear violation” of the 2018 settlement.
“The North’s persevering with provocations not solely undermine peace and safety on the Korean peninsula but additionally for the worldwide neighborhood. We strongly urge North Korea to right away halt its actions,” the JCS stated in an announcement.
It stated not one of the shells landed in South Korean waters south of the buffer zone.
Pyongyang on Wednesday stated the newest barrage was meant to counter a “navy provocation” by the South Korean military alongside the border earlier within the day.
“Enemies shot over 10 shells of a number of rocket launchers within the frontline zone off the foremost line occupied by the fifth Military Corps of the KPA between round 8:27 to 9:40 Wednesday morning,” a spokesman for the Common Workers of the Korean Folks’s Military stated in an announcement carried by the official KCNA information company.
“The enemies’ successive navy provocations in frontline areas should be stopped proper now.”
The newest barrage marked the North’s second consecutive day of navy provocation. It launched roughly 250 rounds into the maritime buffer zone off its east and west coasts on Tuesday.
Pyongyang earlier within the day stated the Tuesday barrage was additionally in response to the “enemy’s conflict drill in opposition to the North” alongside the border “as a strong navy countermeasure”.
The North additionally fired artillery rounds into the navy buffer zones final week.



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