Yonhap: South Korean soldier accidentally opened fire at a training session near the North Korean border
Seoul, January 29 – RIA Novosti. A South Korean soldier accidentally opened fire during a training session near the North Korean border on Saturday, Seoul informed Pyongyang that the shooting was not intentional. transmits Yonhap News Agency cites military sources.
During the training of an army unit at one of the observation posts (GP) in the demilitarized zone in Gangwon Province, four live rounds were reportedly fired from a machine gun during Saturday 18:27 (12:27 Moscow time), when no firing was expected. . All shells hit the South Korean side of the military demarcation line (the actual border with North Korea).
A spokesperson for the unit said, “No specific action has been observed by North Korea and the exact circumstances of the incident are being investigated.” Said.
In May 2020, at least four shells from North Korea hit a South Korean outpost in the central part of the demilitarized zone, causing South Korean forces to return fire. This was the first conflict between South and North Korea in years.
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