5. North and South Korea exchange fire

  • North and South Korea exchanged fire across the demilitarised zone this morning.
  • Incident lasted 'no more than 10 minutes' according to a South Korea defence official who spoke anonymously to AFP. 
  • South Korea seemingly shot the first round but they claim it was a a warning shot fired at 10 advancing NK troops who then shot back. 
  • Follows incident involving anti-Kim Jong Un balloons earlier this month; also led to two sides exchanging fire.