The South Korean army announced, on Monday, that the North’s neighbor had fired artillery shells at the sea buffer zone that was defined under the inter-Korean military agreement signed on September 19, 2018 to reduce border tensions.
The local Yonhap News Agency said that the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the South Korean army detected Pyongyang firing about 130 artillery shells in the eastern and western Bahrain, from sites in Gangwon Province and South Hwanghae Province, this afternoon.
In response, the South Korean military made several warning calls calling on North Korea to immediately stop its provocations.
He explained that the firing of artillery shells constitutes a violation of the military agreement signed on September 19, 2018.
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“The South Korean military will maintain a state of resolute readiness for an emergency while tracking and monitoring North Korea’s relevant movements in close cooperation with the United States,” the agency said.
Earlier last month, North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile and 5 short-range ballistic missiles on the same day, in response to joint air exercises between South Korea and the United States.