North and South Korea have exchanged gunfire in the Demilitarised Zone which divides the two countries.
Gunshots fired by North Korea at 07:41 (23:41 BST) hit a South Korean guard put up in the central border town of Cheorwon, Seoul’s armed service claimed.
No casualties have been noted on the South Korean side.
In response, South Korea fired “two rounds of gunfire and a warning announcement in accordance to our guide”, the military services assertion claimed.
It extra that officials were being striving to make contact with North Korea.
It is not apparent what provoked the initial gunshots.
This is the to start with time in 5 a long time that North Korean troops have specifically fired on the South.
The demilitarised zone (DMZ) was set up soon after the Korean War in 1953 in order to develop a buffer zone between the two nations around the world.
For the earlier two many years, the authorities in Seoul has tried out to switch the intensely fortified border into a peace zone.
This increase in tensions will come a working day after North Korean chief Kim Jong-un appeared in general public, adhering to an virtually-3-7 days unexplained absence that sparked powerful world speculation about his wellness.