Kim Jong Un is not only alive — he’s kicking.
Days after false rumors swirled that the North Korean dictator had died, his troops exchanged fire with South Korean soldiers close to the border Sunday, the South’s military said.
North Korean troops fired several rounds at a South Korean guard post inside the heavily fortified border.
South Korea blamed the North for instigating and fired two rounds in response after sounding a warning broadcast, the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said in a statement.
South Korea said it had not suffered any casualties in the attack, while the North hasn’t reported on the incident.
Kim made his first public appearance in 20 days on Friday to commemorate the completion of a fertilizer plant in Suncheon, South Pyongan Province, after he had been rumored to be seriously ill or dead.
Kim had completely disappeared from public life after leading a meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party on April 11 regarding the coronavirus.
In an effort to reduce tensions at the heavily fortified border, two Koreas in 2018 began eliminating guard posts and removing mines. But the efforts stopped when Kim and President Donald Trump reached an impasse on nuclear negotiations with the North.
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