Just one day after North Korean state media reported the return of dictator Kim Jong Un, North Korean troops fired several gunshots across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which separates North and South Korea, striking South Korean guard posts.
South Korean troops responded with a verbal warning and brief return fire. No casualties or injuries were reported.
The reason for the North Korean shots is not currently known. The last time gunfire was exchanged across the world's most heavily fortified border was in 2017.