South Korea fires 'tens' of artillery rounds into North Korea

South Korea fires 'tens' of artillery rounds into North Korea
This file photo taken on April 1, 2013 shows a South Korean K-1 tank moving over a temporary bridge during a river-crossing military drill in Hwacheon, near the border with North Korea. South Korea on August 20, 2015 fired dozens of shells across the border into North Korea in retaliation for an apparent North Korean rocket attack, Seoul's defence ministry said.

SEOUL - South Korea fired artillery rounds towards the source of an incoming North Korean projectile in a western area of the inter-Korea border on Thursday, Seoul's defence ministry said.

The South Korean military fired "tens" of 155mm artillery rounds after it said North Korea fired a projectile at a South Korean propaganda loudspeaker.

"Our military has stepped up monitoring and is closely watching North Korean military movements," South Korea's defence ministry said in a statement.

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