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S. Korean artillery mistakenly fired on DMZ

All Headlines 17:18 November 28, 2010

PAJU, South Korea, Nov. 28 (Yonhap) -- An artillery shot accidentally fired by a South Korean army unit fell on the South Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on Sunday afternoon, military officials said.

No casualties were reported from the accidental discharge that occurred at around 3 p.m., the officials said. An artillery unit stationed in the border town of Paju, Gyeonggi Province, mistakenly fired a shell that landed near Daeseong-dong, a civilian village on the southern side the DMZ dividing the two Koreas, they said.

Nicknamed "Freedom Village," the Daeseong-dong village is inhabited by some 200 residents.

Military authorities were investigating the incident, officials said.

hkim@yna.co.kr
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