Rival Koreas exchange artillery fire

August 20, 2015 8:59 AM

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North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire Thursday near the fierce rivals' tense border, South Korea's Defense Ministry said.

The South Korean military said in a statement that a town on its western border with North Korea was fired on by Pyongyang and that it retaliated, the Yonhap news service reported.

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