North Korea has fired shots at South Korea this morning, according to government officals. It is understood the shots were fired at a loudspeaker in South Korea, but a spokesman for the South Korean government said there was ‘no damage’. However the country has responded with ten rounds of artillery following the attack.
The loudspeaker has been blaring anti-Pyongyang broadcasts in recent days according to locals. State-run KBS News quoted a South Korean military official as saying that the North Korean military opened fire at 7am this morning on the western front.
It is not clear what weapons were used. The reported attack comes after South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye said her government would respond firmly to any North Korean provocation that threatens the safety of South Koreans.
She urged Pyongyang to “wake up” from the delusion that it could maintain its regime with provocation and threats, which she claimed would result only in the North’s isolation and destruction. Ms Park said that if the North opted for dialogue and co-operation, it would find opportunities to improve the lives of its people.
She also urged the North to accept the South’s proposals for building a “peace park” in the demilitarised zone and family reunions, The Mirror reports