North, South Korean patrol boats exchange fire

2014-10-07 12:45
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Seoul - Patrol boats from North and South Korea shot at each other on Tuesday, a media report said.

The incident was prompted by a North Korean navy vessel crossing the two countries' maritime border west of the Korean Peninsula, Yonhap News Agency quoted South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff as saying.

"To force the ship to retreat, our military sent warning messages and fired a warning shot. But the North fired back rather than backing down, which caused us to fire again. Then the ship made a retreat," the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

The North Korean boat crossed the border in the Yellow Sea at around 09:50, the report said.

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