` North Korea Conducts Five Live Fire Drills in Two Areas Near Disputed Sea Border with South Korea ‘

#AceWorldNews – SEOUL – April – North Korea conducted live fire drills on Tuesday in two areas near a disputed sea border with South Korea that have been the scene of deadly clashes and where they fired hundreds of artillery rounds only weeks ago, defence ministry said Tuesday.

North Korea conducted similar drills in late March, firing more than 500 artillery rounds near the Northern Limit Line (NLL), a disputed maritime border that has been the de facto sea border since the 1950-53 Korean war.

More than 100 rounds landed south of the border during that drill, prompting South Korea to fire hundreds of rounds back into the North’s waters.

The latest round of firing began in mid-afternoon. No rounds appeared to have landed south of the NLL border, a military official from the South said.

It came hours after the North notified South Korea of the areas near populated South Korean islands where it would conduct the exercise.

The isolated nation conducted a similar test in late March, shooting over 500 artillery rounds near the Northern Limit Line, which is generally recognized as the ocean border between the two countries since the end of the Korean War in 1953.

At least 100 of the artillery rounds landed on the South Korean side of the water, prompting the South to return fire into North Korean waters.

Reuters – Fox News

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