Artillery fire heard on South Korea island: witness

YEONPYEONG, South Korea (BestGrowthStock) – Artillery fire was heard on Monday 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, a Reuters reporter said.

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.

(Reporting by Jack Kim; Editing by Yoo Choonsik)

Artillery fire heard on South Korea island: witness