North/South Koreas fire on one another

Full story here from Huffington Post. Hmm, interesting timing.

North Korea fired over its heavily fortified southern border Friday, and South Korea retaliated in a rare instance of their cold war turning hot less than two weeks before President Barack Obama and other world leaders are due in Seoul for a global economic summit.

It was unclear late Friday whether North Korea’s firing of 14.5-mm rounds at a South Korean guard post in the Demilitarized Zone was an accident or an intentional provocation, an official with the Joint Chief of Staff in Seoul said.

However, the shooting – the first at the border since 2007 – came just hours after North Korea threatened to retaliate for South Korea’s refusal last week to hold military talks with its wartime rival.

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