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North, S Korea exchange artillery fire

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SEOUL - The two Koreas traded live artillery fire across their disputed maritime border Monday, forcing South Korean islanders to take shelter a day after the North drove up tensions by threatening a new nuclear test. 

File picture of South Korean marines on Baengnyeong island where local residents on March 31, 2014 were rushed to shelters after North and South Korea traded fire over their disputed maritime border

The exchange, triggered by a North Korean live-fire exercise that dropped shells into South Korean waters, was limited to untargeted shelling into the sea, military officials said.

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