North and South Korean border guards exchange fire
Tuesday, August 1, 2006
The exchange occurred on July 31, 2006 at sundown, when, according to a claim from Major Kim-Tae-hoon of South Korea, North Korean soldiers fired two shots at a South Korean guard post in the eastern Korean de-militarised zone.
Major Kim Tae-hoon also said that South Koreans returned six rounds of fire.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (the North) and the Republic of Korea (the South) have been at war since 1950, the beginning of the United Nations , which supervises the armistice that stopped major hostilities during the Korean War, will investigate the event and ask the North Koreans for an explanation., which had no peace treaty which was signed by the two parties. The
- "Korean Soldiers Exchange Fire Along Border; No Injuries Reported" — , July 31, 2006
- Jon Herskovitz. "Two Koreas exchange gunfire" — , August 1, 2006
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