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Artillery fire heard on South Korean island: witness

Artillery fire was heard on Monday on a South Korean island near waters disputed by North Korea, a Reuters reporter said, suggesting a live-fire drill had begun.

world Updated: Dec 20, 2010 11:43 IST

Artillery fire was heard on Monday on a South Korean island near waters disputed by North Korea, a Reuters reporter said, suggesting a live-fire drill had begun.

The sound of artillery firing was heard from an air raid bunker on the Yeonpyeong, the island that came under North Korean attack last month, said the reporter.

Fog had delayed the drill from taking place on the island which is about 80 km (50 miles)) from mainland South Korea.

A military official said he could not confirm that the exercise had begun.

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