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S. Korean machine gun accidentally discharged toward N. Korea

All Headlines 22:18 April 05, 2016

SEOUL, April 5 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean machine gun was recently accidentally discharged toward North Korea, the military in Seoul said Tuesday, though it remained unclear where the shots had landed.

A South Korean military official said two shots from a K-6 heavy machine gun were accidentally fired from a guard post (GP) inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on the eastern front on Sunday. The official said the misfire happened during maintenance, but no injuries were reported.

On three occasions, South Korea broadcast messages to North Korea that the shots had been accidentally fired.

"The North Korean military didn't respond to our messages and didn't show any particular movement," the South Korean official added. "We don't believe the shots reached their GP."

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