A skirmish between troops of North and South Korea

Sunday on the border between North and South Korea skirmish between the troops of the two neighbouring countries. Officials in Seoul said that talks with their counterparts in Pyongyang to prevent escalation of military conflict. It is reported by the Sun.

According to the South Korean military, North Korean forces fired several bullets at the security checkpoint inside the fortified border between the two countries.

Officials said that South Korea fired two shots in response, there were no injuries.

The shootout occurred along the heavily militarized border that has divided the Peninsula after the Korean war.

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The Sunday incident occurred the next day after North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN was for the first time in 20 days seen in public.

On Twitter Saturday night, trump wrote: «I, for one, am glad to see that he is back and good!».

Kim disappeared from public life nearly three weeks ago, in early April, prompting speculation that he underwent an unsuccessful heart operation, hiding from the coronavirus or been injured in the course of military missile tests. Anxiety about his health began when he failed to appear at an important celebration of the 15 April birthday of Kim Il-sung, his grandfather and founder of the country.