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A cross-border shooting in a demilitarized zone between South Korea and North Korea

SEOUL, (BM) – The shootout took place in a demilitarized zone on the border of North and South Korea, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the BBC report on May 3 and some military sources in Seoul.

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Shots were recorded from the territory of North Korea at 7:41 local time (03:41 Bulgarian time) in the direction of the South Korean border post in the city of Chorvon.

In response, South Korea “fired two volleys” and gave a voice warning, the source said. No casualties were reported.

This is the first shootout in five years.

At the moment, it is not known what caused the first shots. The chiefs of staff of the Armed Forces of South Korea reported that they tried to get in touch with North Korea through their channels to understand what caused the incident.

Recall, the demilitarized zone was created after the Korean War in 1953 as a buffer between the two states.

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