Spokesman for KPA General Staff Issues Statement

Pyongyang, March 7 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA) released the following statement on Tuesday:

In the morning of March 7, the enemy fired more than 30 artillery shells at the Cho-ri shooting range in Jindong-myon, Phaju City of Kyonggi Province, situated in the forward area of the western front.

This is a very grave military provocation further aggravating the prevailed situation.

Promptly after the case occurred, the KPA General Staff ordered the artillery units under the Second Army Corps at 09:00 to get on the firepower alert posture for attack. And it kept the enemy movement under observation and took a step to intensify the overall front guard and the anti-aircraft combat duty.

The KPA General Staff solemnly warns the enemy side to stop at once the provocative military actions in the area of the Military Demarcation Line. -0-

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