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North Korea fires shells near South Korean vessel, Seoul says

From K.J. Kwon, CNN
updated 8:50 AM EDT, Fri May 23, 2014
In an undated photo released on November 28, North Korea leader Kim Jong Un is seen on a field trip to see the airwomen of the KPA Air and Anti-Air Force. North Korean Newspaper Rodong Sinmun reported Kim "guided a flight drill of pursuit airwomen of the KPA Air and Anti-Air Force. He went out to an airport's runway to learn about the plan for solo take-off and landing drill by women pilots of pursuit planes and guide their flight." In an undated photo released on November 28, North Korea leader Kim Jong Un is seen on a field trip to see the airwomen of the KPA Air and Anti-Air Force. North Korean Newspaper Rodong Sinmun reported Kim "guided a flight drill of pursuit airwomen of the KPA Air and Anti-Air Force. He went out to an airport's runway to learn about the plan for solo take-off and landing drill by women pilots of pursuit planes and guide their flight."
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Seoul, South Korea (CNN) -- North Korea fired at least two shells Thursday near a traveling South Korean high-speed patrol boat in the Yellow Sea, the South Korean Defense Ministry said.

The shells landed about 200 meters away (650 feet) from the vessel, which was on a regular patrol mission, the ministry said.

No casualties or property damage were reported, a ministry official said, adding, "We fired back several rounds of shells."

On Tuesday, the South Korean Navy fired warning shots after three North Korean patrol boats crossed the sea's maritime border.

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North Korea called the Tuesday incident a "deliberate grave provocative act" and warned that its southern neighbor would face military strikes "without any warning at the moment the latter detects any trifle provocation," North Korean state news agency KCNA reported Wednesday.

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