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S. Korea Stages Live-Fire Exercises Near Disputed Sea Border with N. Korea

In News, North Korea on December 27, 2012 at 12:36 AM

12/26/2012

South Korean Marines staged a live-fire drill on Wednesday near the disputed Yellow Sea border with North Korea.

The maneuvers involved self-propelled howitzers and a multiple rocket launch system was held on two islands, Baengnyeong and Yeonpyeong, the military said.

Hundreds of island residents were evacuated into safe zones during the two-hour drill.

There was no response from the North, AFP reported.

A similar drill on Yeonpyeong in 2010 provoked a North Korean artillery barrage which killed four people.

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