North Korea, South Korea troops exchange gunfire along border, the first incident since steps were taken to lower front-line tensions.

  • South Korea says North Korean troops fired several shots at a South Korean guard post. South Korea responded with nearly two dozen shots, then issued a warning broadcast.
  • Later Sunday, South Korea attempt to deescalate the situation with a message to North Korea. They say the North Koreans have yet to respond.
  • The North/South Korea border is the world’s most heavily fortified border.
  • The area was enveloped in a thick fog at the time.
  • There were no casualties on either side. Observers say the situation is unlikely to escalate.