October 21, 2021

The Queens County Citizen

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Shots took place at the DMZ border between North and South Korea

This picture taken on February 12, 2017 shows a South Korean guard post along military barbed wire fence in the border city of Paju near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas.

The North Korean gunfire did not injure anyone or cause visible damage to guard posts or equipment, said the South Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). Several bullets from the North were fired at the DMZ at 7.41 am local time, JCS said in a text message to the press.

The South Korean military responded by broadcasting verbal warnings and returning fire twice, according to the protocol described in the response manual and on the assessment of the field commander, according to the JCS statement.

The South Korean military said that “the military is in the process of identifying the situation through military communication channels with North Korea and preventing any additional situations from occurring.”

Under the military corresponding signed between the two Koreas on September 29, 2018, South Korea and North Korea each destroyed 11 guard posts along the DMZ, but dozens of guard posts remained.
There was a fire exchange between Korea in the past, including in Korea 2017, when a North Korean soldier defected at JSA (Joint Security Area) and, in 2014, when a North Korean defector organization launched a balloon flyer criticize a closed state regime.

It is not known what caused this fire exchange.

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