North & South Korea shooting at each other againSubmitted by meekandmild on Tue, 01/26/2010 - 22:14
SEOUL (Reuters) – North and South Korea on Wednesday exchanged what appeared to be artillery fire near a disputed sea border with the South off the west coast of the peninsula, Yonhap news agency reported government officials as saying.
South Korea's presidential Blue House said both sides were firing into the air and there were no casualties, according to Yonhap. It has called a meeting of top national security officials.
The rare exchange of fire rattled markets, with Seoul's main stock exchange extending losses and the won wiping out early gains against the dollar.