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S. Korea returns fire after N. Korean shell falls near western sea border
SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korea fired three shots towards the tense western sea border after one North Korean shell apparently fell near there, the military here said Wednesday.

   The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said the South's Navy heard North Korea fire three artillery shots toward the Northern Limit Line (NLL) around 1 p.m. Wednesday, and then responded around 2 p.m. with three warning shots.

   "We estimated that one North Korean shell dropped near the NLL," a JCS official said. "We haven't noticed any particular movements in the North Korean military but we're maintaining a defense posture."

   jeeho@yna.co.kr
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