North and South Korea Exchange Fire at Flashpoint Border
A military exercise took a dangerous turn when North and South Korea launched artillery shells at one another across their disputed western maritime border. North Korea had announced live-fire drills along the sea border. When shells landed in South Korean waters, fire was returned with K-9 Howitzers, said a South Korean official. Residents in the south were taken to shelters, but there was no immediate word of injuries. The border was drawn by the United Nations after the Korean War, but North Korea has never recognized it.