- The Washington Times - Friday, October 10, 2014

North and South Korea traded gunfire on Friday, the day of Pyongyang’s celebrated Workers’ Party anniversary, after military stationed at the northern border shot down balloons containing freedom literature being sent from the south.

Some of North Korea’s bullets landed on South Korean lands, prompting a military response, United Press International reported. South Korea quickly fired back, UPI said.

Pyongyang had warned activists in the south not to send any anti-North Korean literature across the border, saying Thursday any attempt to do so would be met with military resistance and lead to an “uncontrollable catastrophe,” North Korea said in a statement reported by UPI.

It’s still not clear if anybody was hurt in the trade of fire.

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