Aug 12, 2011

VOA Special English News 35

North Korea has denied shelling near South Korea's border. The state-run Korea Central News agency reported Wednesday that North denied firing in waters near South Korean island of Yeonpyeong. Earlier, South Korea media said North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire near their joint border in the Yellow Sea. Report say a defense ministry official stated that all shells fell into the sea and there were no reports of injuries or damage. Last November, North Korean artillery attack on Yoenoyeong island killed four South Koreans. North Korea said it is building a large object in its southern Hwanghae Province. It said the explosions were a part of building work.


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