Tensions Rise at the Korean DMZ: Warning Shots Fired

South Korean soldiers fired warning shots after North Korean troops briefly crossed the Demilitarized Zone. This incident adds to the ongoing Cold War-style tensions between the two Koreas, marked by propaganda broadcasts and balloon campaigns. The North Korean soldiers returned immediately after the warning shots, and no further suspicious activities were noted.


PTI | Seoul | Updated: 11-06-2024 09:17 IST | Created: 11-06-2024 09:17 IST
Tensions Rise at the Korean DMZ: Warning Shots Fired
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In a tense escalation, South Korean soldiers fired warning shots after North Korean troops briefly violated the Demilitarized Zone earlier this week. South Korea's military confirmed the incident on Tuesday, amid Cold War-style campaigns like balloon launches and propaganda broadcasts between the rival nations.

Though the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) has seen violent confrontations in the past, Sunday's incident is not expected to escalate into major animosity. The South Korean military believes the North Korean troops did not intentionally cross the border, and the North did not return fire.

At 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, North Korean soldiers engaged in unspecified work crossed the military demarcation line but immediately returned after South Korean forces issued warnings. The wooded area and unclear MDL signs may have led to the accidental breach. Reports suggested the soldiers, about 20-30 in number, were armed and carrying construction tools.

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