" Some of the bullets fired at North Korea falls in our area and our party responded with gunfire , " said a spokesman for South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff , as reported by Al Arabiya television on Monday ( 31/3 ) . (see also: waptrick mp3 download)
There is no indication that the two sides opened fire on a specific target or anything .
Officials said residents on the island of South Korean -controlled Baengnyeong been brought to the shelter as a protective measure . The island is close to the maritime border .
" We ask all residents to evacuate to a shelter now , and some have already done , " said an official of the town hall on the island told AFP .
Pyongyang is often to test artillery and missiles into the sea , but it is rare for North Korea to reveal the training plan in advance . Deputy Speaker of South Korea's Defense Ministry , Wee Yong - sub , said the message from North Korea this is an attempt ' hostile ' to increase tension on the Korean Peninsula .
" There is no bullet fired from either side to the mainland or military installations , " said an official of the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff , told the Associated Press .
This firefight followed earlier incidents of Pyongyang , by making the unusual announcement that mention North Korea will conduct fire drills , an action which is seen as an expression of frustration from Pyongyang in making little progress in recent encouragement to get outside help .
In recent weeks , North Korea has increased the threat of rhetoric and conduct a series of launch rockets and ballistic missiles are considered acts of protest against the spring annual military exercises conducted by Seoul and Washington . North Korea calls the exercises with South Korea and the U.S. in preparation for the invasion , although the allies said it was a routine exercise and defensiveness .
Pyongyang yesterday threatened a fourth nuclear test at some point , although Seoul said there was no sign of the test immediately . (see also: video clip download)
After the previous announcement of North Korea today that it will conduct training calls fired in seven regions in northern sea border , South Korea immediately responded by saying it will react if provoked .
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