North Korea Fires on South Korean Waters

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired artillery Wednesday again toward waters north of the disputed maritime border in the Yellow Sea, only hours after the first firing, Seoul's Yonhap News Agency reported quoting an unnamed government source.

The DPRK started firing scores of artillery around 3:25 pm local time (0625 GMT) shells into waters near the contentious sea border called Northern Limit Line (NLL) off the west coast of the Korean peninsula, within the range of no-sail zones designated by the DPRK a day ago, according to Yonhap.

South Korean military only sent two warning messages without firing warning shots in response to the latest shootings, Yonhap said.

North Korea fired a barrage of coastal artillery shells yesterday into areas where the North declared two “no-sail” zones a day earlier in the waters north of the Northern Limit Line (NLL) in the Yellow Sea near Baengnyeong Island on the west coast of the peninsula.

The no-sail zones include waters in both Koreas. It was the first time the reclusive nation had included South Korean waters in a no-sail zone.