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North Korea and South Korea trade gunfire across border

North Korean and South Korean soldiers briefly exchanged gunfire on Sunday across the heavily-fortified border between the two nations. It was the second such shootout between the two sides in the past 10 days.

The incident began when less than a dozen North Korean troops approached the boundary line between the two countries, according to the South. South Korean troops ordered them to halt and fired warning shots, leading to a 10-minute volley of gunfire. There were no immediate reports of casualties or injuries.

On Oct. 10, the two sides exchanged fire after South Korean activists floated balloons carrying anti-government leaflets into the North.