Artillery Fire Heard Near South Korean Border Island – Residents Told to Take Cover …Update: North Korea Deploys Missiles


(AFP)
Artillery fire was heard near Yeonpyeong island in South Korea. Residents there have been ordered to take shelter in bunkers.
The AFP reported:

Artillery fire was heard near a South Korean border island on Sunday soon after people there were ordered to take shelter in bunkers, reports said.

“The sound of artillery fire was heard at the island and signs of shelling… have been detected,” Yonhap news agency quoted a military official as saying.

There was no immediate official confirmation.

YTN said some North Korean artillery units seemed to have opened fire towards the island.

Minutes earlier, the military had ordered people on Yeonpyeong island to take shelter, an AFP photographer said. North Korean artillery units bombarded the island last Tuesday, killing two civilians and two marines.

The photographer said he was sharing a bunker with military and police officers, residents and reporters following the loudspeaker warning.

Steve Herman with VOA reported that the explosions was 10 Kilometers away and that there was no indication of fresh shelling.

UPDATE: North Korea reportedly deployed missiles near the South Korean border as naval exercises get underway.

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