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03 May 2020 | 04:18 AM UTC

South Korea: North Korean troops fire on border post near Cheorwon (Gangwon province) May 3

South Korea News Alert

North Korean troops fire upon South Korean border post on DMZ near Cheorwon (Gangwon province) on May 3; further incidents possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/3/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/5/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Seoul). COUNTRY/REGION Cheorwon (Gangwon province)

Event

North Korean troops reportedly fired upon a South Korean border post located on the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) near Cheorwon (Gangwon province) on Sunday, May 3. No injuries or fatalities were reported, and South Korean troops fired two warning shots and issued a warning broadcast.

South Korean authorities have stated that they are using inter-Korean communication lines to prevent escalation; however, further incidents cannot be ruled out. 

Advice

Individuals in the region are advised to monitor developments and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

 

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