North and South Korean warships exchanged artillery fire Thursday in disputed waters off the western coast, South Korean military officials said, in the latest sign of rising animosity between the bitter rivals in recent weeks.
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea conducted live-fire artillery drills near its disputed western sea boundary Tuesday, South Korean officials said, in a possible indication of rising frustration in Pyongyang as it pushes unsuccessfully for outside aid.
Both Koreas conduct such drills routinely, but they can be sensitive because North Korea doesn’t acknowledge the U.N.-drawn sea boundary near South Korean islands and the North Korean mainland in the Yellow Sea.
SEOUL, South Korea — North and South Korea fired hundreds of artillery shells into each other’s waters on Monday in a flare-up of animosity that forced residents of five front-line South Korean islands to evacuate to shelters for several hours, South Korean officials said.
North Korea fired artillery into the sea near its disputed border with South Korea for a third straight day on Friday, Seoul's military said.In a four-hour morning period the communist state fired 20 shells which landed in North Korean waters off South Korea's Yeonpyeong island, a spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.Seoul's defence ministry said it is considering shipping more artillery and advanced radar to Yeonpyeong and another border island in response to the shelling, which began Wednesday near the tense frontier in the Yellow Sea.