February 02, 2023

North Korea fires hundreds of artillery rounds in latest drills near border: JCS

Seoul says DPRK breached 2018 military deal after detecting artillery fire on east and west coasts

The North Korean military fired hundreds of rounds of artillery near the inter-Korean border on the east and west coasts late Friday afternoon, according the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), in what it called the latest DPRK drills to violate an inter-Korean military drill after similar exercises earlier in the day.

ROK forces detected around 90 rounds of artillery fire into the East Sea from Changjon in North Korea’s Kangwon Province from 5 to 6:30 p.m. KST, JCS said.