North Korea fires artillery again toward South

For the second consecutive day, North Korea shelled areas near the South Korean Yeonpyeong island, close to the inter-Korean maritime border, a South Korean Defence Ministry official stated on Thursday.

The official, who preferred to remain anonymous, stated that the shells fell in the waters north of the Northern Limit Line(NLL), adding that unlike yesterday no visual confirmation on the shelling was available.

On Wednesday, North Korea artillery shelled the waters near the NNL for over an hour. Although most of the shells fell into northern waters, they exploded near no-sail zones designated by Seoul a day ago. Although South Korean military retaliated by firing some 100 Vulcan cannons as warning shots, no  casualties or injuries were reported from either side.