August 11, 2022

KPA deny responsibility for exchange of fire on NLL

North Korea say that South Korean vessel incurred into DPRK territory and fire "preemptively"

North Korea has claimed on Friday that the South Korean navy vessel the ROKS Yoon Youngha fired on the North preemptively on Thursday and that South Korean official reports to the contrary are fabricated.

The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Thursday that North Korea fired two artillery shells near a South Korean warship on patrol near the disputed maritime border the Northern Limit Line (NLL), 14km from Yeonpyeong Island and that the ROKS Yoon Youngha fired back in response.