Shots fired at N Korea boat

Tensions high in wake of missile test.

South Korean navy fires warning shots at intruding North Korea boat


The South Korean navy has fired warning shots at a North Korean boat after it crossed a disputed maritime border, further raising the stakes in the Korean peninsula tensions. The naval encounter comes a day after Pyongyang fired off a long-range rocket defying global warnings.

Seoul’s defence ministry said the North’s vessel entered the tense waters about 7am local time on Monday (8 February). The de facto maritime boundary, known as the Northern Limit Line, has experienced serious confrontation between the nations in the past as well.

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