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Live fire exchanged between North and South Korea

South Korea has fired shells into North Korean waters in response to live-fire drills carried out by Pyongyang.

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Call for calm as North & South Korea exchange fire

China has called for calm and restraint on the Korean peninsula after North Korea and South Korea exchanged fire today.

Assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps throw smoke bombs today in a US-South Korea joint landing operation drill in Pohang Credit: Reuters

North Korea fired more than 500 shots during a military exercise near a disputed maritime border with the South, prompting the South to fire back more than 300 shots, South Korea's Defence Ministry said.

South Korea believes the North was testing the South's determination to defend its sea border, the Ministry said.

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