The South Korean military fired warning shots at North Korean soldiers who may or may not have been attempting to fish at a stream in the demilitarized zone. The incident illustrates a rise in tensions between the two nations as North Korea prepares to conduct its first test of an atomic weapon.
AP (via Yahoo!):
South Korean soldiers fired about 40 shots as a warning after five North Korean soldiers crossed a boundary in the Demilitarized Zone separating the two country’s forces, South Korean military officials said.
It was unclear whether the North Korean advance, which occurred shortly before noon near a stream, was intended as a provocation, an official at South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said on condition of anonymity, citing official policy. No one was hurt, and the North Koreans retreated.
“It’s not clear whether it was intentional or whether it was to catch fish,” he said, adding that four of the North Koreans were unarmed, and the fifth carried a rifle.