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North Korea, South Korea Exchange Fire in First Clash in Years

  • North Korea fires at South Korea military post, violates pact
  • ‘Low key’ military action follows Kim’s reappearance
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North Korean troops fired at their South Korean counterparts Sunday morning in the demilitarized zone that divides the two countries, a move that comes as its leader Kim Jong Un reappeared in public following an unexplained three-week absence.

North Korea fired “several times” at a South Korean military guard post at about 7:41 a.m., and was met with retaliatory shots and a verbal warning, the latter’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a text message. South Korea said Pyongyang’s action violated a 2018 military agreement to suspend hostile actions that could prompt tensions and conflict.