South Korea to stage live-fire drills at sea

South Korea will conduct live-fire drills at sea on Monday, a military official said on Sunday.

South Korea to stage live-fire drills at sea

South Korea will conduct live-fire drills at sea on Monday, The latest in a series of military exercises taking place against a backdrop of heightened tension with North Korea, a military official said on Sunday.

"The drills running through Dec. 17 are 'routine'," the official, who declined to be named, told Reuters.

However, the official added that islands near the disputed maritime border off the west coast that were the scene of an exchange of fire last month were not currently included in the exercises.

Tensions on the Korean peninsula rose sharply after North Korea-South Korean clash killed four people on Nov. 23.

Agencies

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