On April 29th North Korea “conducted a live fire drill” near the disputed maritime border with South Korea, “but no shells fell in South Korean waters.”
According to the BBC, this is “the second time in a month that Pyongyang has carried out such drills.” The last time one was conducted, South Korea responded, and hundreds of rounds were exchanged between the two countries.
This time, because North Korea’s “live rounds fell short of the disputed western sea border… South Korea did not respond.”
However, South Korean forces are “maintaining high military readiness.”
South Korea’s defense ministry said it was notified ahead of time that the drills would take place. The North Koreans fired “around 50 shells at two locations.”
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