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S. Korean artillery mistakenly fired on DMZ: Yonhap.

SEOUL, Nov. 28 Kyodo

An artillery shell was accidentally fired by a South Korean army unit fell on the South Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone on Sunday afternoon amid heightened tension between the two Koreas, Yonhap News Agency reported.

No casualties were reported from the accidental discharge that occurred at around 3 p.m., military officials were quoted as saying.

The report said an artillery unit stationed in the border town of Paju, Gyeonggi Province, mistakenly fired a shell that landed near Daeseong-dong, a civilian village on the southern side the DMZ dividing the two Koreas.

Nicknamed ''Freedom Village,'' the village is inhabited by some 200 residents.

Military authorities were investigating the incident.
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