Published: 11:45, May 3, 2020 | Updated: 03:20, June 6, 2023
ROK military: Gunshots fired from DPRK hit ROK guard post
By Agencies

In this April 17, 2017 photo, soldiers of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, background, and a soldier of the Republic of Korea stand guard at the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, ROK. (PHOTO / BLOOMBERG)

SEOUL – Multiple gunshots were fired from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) towards a guard post of the Republic of Korea (ROK) in the inter-Korean border, the ROK's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Sunday. 

The bullets hit a ROK guard post in the central front of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) at about 7:41 am local time, the JCS said in a statement. 

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No casualty or damage was reported from the ROK side, according to the JCS. 

Following the gunshots, the ROK military issued broadcasting warnings and fired back twice. 

The JCS said the ROK military was taking actions through the military communication lines with the DPRK to grasp the situation and prevent further incident, while maintaining a necessary defense posture. 

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The DMZ has left the Korean Peninsula divided since the 1950-1953 Korean War ended with armistice.