South Korean military accidentally opened fire on Sunday near the country's border with North Korea during training in the eastern province of Gangwon, military authorities confirmed for Yonhap, APA reports.
One of the soldiers was reported shooting four live rounds from a machine gun. However, all of the bullets landed on the southern side of the demarcation line, and no damage was caused.
The military immediately informed Pyongyang of the accident, asserting the firing wasn't intentional. "No particular signs have been seen from the North Korean side, and an investigation is underway over the exact circumstances of the incident," the officials noted.