North Korea on Friday reportedly fired over two hundred rounds of artillery shells off its west coast, towards the South’s Yeonpyeong Island.
According to Seoul’s military, the artillery shells fired did not enter South Korean territory as they all landed in the buffer zone between the two countries.
Also, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the incident caused “no damage to the people or military”, but that the act “threatens peace on the Korean peninsula and raises tensions”.
Recall that In 2010, North Korean artillery fired scores of times on Yeonpyeong island, killing four people.
Meanwhile, South Korea ordered civilians to seek shelter on the island before holding live fire drills of its own.