South Korea said Pyongyang has not yet answered to its call for an explanation of four bullets that hit a Seul’s border guard post in the demilitarized zone (DMZ).
It was the nations’ first gunfire exchange in years. This is not the first time armed confrontations occurs along the world’s most heavily fortified border.
The incident is didn’t cause any known casualties on either side and is unlikely to bring to any further escalation.
South Korea responded to the North’s gunfire with about twenty rounds of warning shots and called for an immediate de-escalation via a diplomatic hotline.
The fire exchange comes a day after Pyongyang broadcast images of leader Kim Jong Un reappearing in public after a long absence amid intense speculation about his health condition.