Tamil Diplomat

South Korea ‘fires shots at North Korean boat’

Five shots were fired at 15:30 (06:30GMT) on Saturday when the patrol boat crossed the de facto maritime border, Yonhap, South Korea’s largest news agency, said.

North Korea disputes the maritime border in the Yellow Sea and has crossed it before.

Pyongyang called the shooting a “serious provocation”.

The North’s official KCNA news agency said the boat was conducting a “routine” operation.