North Korea has fired 130 artillery rounds towards the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea, in violation of a 2018 inter-Korean military agreement to reduce tensions in border areas, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
It is reported that the DPRK fired about 130 artillery shots from the regions of the provinces of Gangwon-do and Hwanghae-nam-do on Monday at about 14.59 in the direction of the Japan and Yellow Seas, respectively. Presumably the shots were fired from MLRS.
The South Korean military immediately sent a number of messages to the North Korean side demanding that they immediately stop “provocations” that violate the inter-Korean military agreement, which implies the cessation of all provocative and hostile activities in areas near the inter-Korean border.
“Artillery shots in the direction of the buffer zones in the Japanese and Yellow Seas clearly violate the military agreement of September 19 (2018), the South Korean military, in close cooperation with the United States, is monitoring the relevant direction and is strengthening readiness for any developments,” the committee said.