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S. Korea to hold large live-fire drills on Thursday

From Jiyeon Lee, CNN
South Korean marine military police patrol on Yeonpyeong island near the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea on Monday.
South Korean marine military police patrol on Yeonpyeong island near the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea on Monday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The drills come as tensions between the two Koreas remain high
  • South Korea held live-fire military exercises earlier this week

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) -- South Korea will hold its largest-ever winter live-fire drills Thursday in an area adjacent to North Korea, the South Korean Army said on Wednesday.

The drills are scheduled as tensions between the two countries remain high.

South Korea held live-fire military exercises earlier this week, a move that North Korea said could ignite a war.

Both Koreas have traded tough talk and conducted military drills in the weeks after North Korea shelled a South Korean island last month.

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The attack killed two marines and two civilians.

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