Posts Tagged ‘Korea’

North/South Koreas fire on one another

Friday, October 29th, 2010

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.