Warning shots fired at North Korean ship by South Korea!

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PostSun May 16, 2010 11:28 pm » by Kingz


Warning shots fired at N Korea ship



A South Korean ship has fired warning shots to repel two North Korean patrol boats that crossed into the South's waters.

Military officers said that the incident late on Saturday occurred in the Yellow Sea off the peninsula's west coast forced the North's boats to return to their waters.

"Two patrol boats crossed on two separate occasions and warning shots were fired," an officer at the South's Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said.

It is the same sea in which a South Korean navy ship sank in March killing 46 soldiers, apparently after being struck by a torpedo.

An international team of investigators are due to release a report on the sinking this week. The South has intimated that blame for it lies with the North, although it has not officially said so.

As for Saturday's incident, the patrol boats were said to have violated the Northern Limit Line (NLL) border.

One North Korean ship broke the border and returned after receiving a radio warning from the South, the officials said.

A second boat from the North entered the waters about 50 minutes later and ignored a radio warning before the shots were fired.

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South Korea said its ships initially gave radio
warnings to the North's patrol boats [AFP]


"The North's patrol boats did not respond and returned north. There were no casualties," the South's spokesman said.

Naval battles between the countries occurred in the same region in 1999 and 2002, and, in November 2010, a firefight led to a North Korean boat being set ablaze.

The North does not recognise the NNL border, which was set by the US-led UN Command after Korean war from 1950 to 1953.

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia- ... 45664.html
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PostSun May 16, 2010 11:30 pm » by Kingz


South Korea fires warning shots at North Korea boats
May 16, 2010 -- Updated 0541 GMT (1341 HKT)

(CNN) -- The South Korean Navy fired warning shots Saturday night after two North Korean patrol boats crossed into South Korean waters, state media said.

The two North Korean patrol boats separately crossed a maritime border in the Yellow Sea. One retreated after receiving a warning communication from the South Korean Navy, and the other retreated after two rounds of warning shots were fired, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff told the state-run Yonhap news agency.

Tensions between the two nations have run high since the mysterious sinking of a South Korean warship in the border area on March 26. Fifty-eight men escaped the sinking ship, but 46 of the 104 crew members died.

A team of South Korean military and civilian investigators tentatively concluded in April that an explosion at close range, and not a direct hit, sank the 1,200-ton ship. A U.S. military official also said he believes a North Korean torpedo attack was the most likely cause for the sinking.

The South Korean government has declined to explicitly name North Korea as the culprit in the attack. North Korean state media have also denied that the country has any involvement.

Saturday was the first time since the sinking of the ship that North Korean vessels have crossed the border, Yonhap reported.

Both boats crossed the Northern Limit Line, the maritime border between the two countries, and ventured about 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) into South Korean waters before turning back, Yonhap said.

North Korea has claimed the line, which covers rich crab fishing grounds, should be drawn farther south.

The border was the scene of fatal naval skirmishes in 1999 and 2002. The two Koreas also exchanged naval gunfire in 2004 and 2009.

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PostSun May 16, 2010 11:35 pm » by Pindz


its not so hot or is it ?,,, maybe its just another made up story by Image

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PostSun May 16, 2010 11:43 pm » by Kingz


pindz wrote:its not so hot or is it ?,,, maybe its just another made up story by Image


I thought I posted both, CNN & Alqaida....uuuuh AlJazeera :twisted:
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