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South Korea Fires Warning Shots Over Border as Tensions Rise

  • Aerial vehicle returned northward after shots were fired
  • South resumed propaganda broadcasts last week against North
South Korean soldiers look towards North Korea on the border of the Demilitarized Zone in Panmunjom, South Korea, in this 2013 file photo.

South Korean soldiers look towards North Korea on the border of the Demilitarized Zone in Panmunjom, South Korea, in this 2013 file photo.

Photographer: Jacquelyn Martin/AFP via Getty Images
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South Korea’s military fired warning shots after spotting an unidentified aerial vehicle approaching its heavily fortified border with North Korea, in the latest incident fueling tensions stemming from Pyongyang’s fourth nuclear test last week.

The device appeared around 2:10 p.m. local time, prompting the South Korean army to broadcast a warning, the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said in a text message. It returned northward immediately after the shots were fired.