North and South Korea Exchange Gunfire as North Hits DMZ Guard Post

A barbed wire fence at a military check point near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separates South and North Korea, in Paju, South Korea, on Jan. 6, 2016. (Chung Sung-jun/Getty Images)

A barbed wire fence at a military check point near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separates South and North Korea, in Paju, South Korea, on Jan. 6, 2016. (Chung Sung-jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL—North and South Korea exchanged gunfire after multiple bullets from the north hit a guard post on the South Korean side of the demilitarized zone early on Sunday, raising tension a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended an almost three-week absence from public life with state media showing him visiting a factory.

The gunshots were fired from North Korea at 7:41 a.m. local time, the Souths joint chiefs of staffs (JCS) said in a statement. The South fired back with two shots following a broadcast warning of the action.

No injuries have been reported.

The Souths joint chiefs of staffs said in a press release: “We are taking actions via inter-Korean communication lines to grasp the detailed situation and to prevent any further inciRead More – Source