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Report: N.Korea fires near South Korea waters

North Korea fired artillery toward South Korean waters near a maritime border in the West Sea, one day after the two sides exchanged shots in the disputed waters, according to South Korea's local Yonhap News Agency.

South Korean forces on Wednesday returned shots in the West Sea adjacent to the Northern Limit Line (NLL) that divides the waters in response to fire initiated from North Korean naval forces, according to Yonhap.

No damage or casualties resulted from the exchange of fire, the agency reported citing an official from the presidential office.

North Korea Tuesday designated a no-sail zone in the West Sea where the military skirmish occured, according to the news agency.

"The military and government officials are closely analyzing the motivation behind the North's no-sail zone," an unnamed military official told Yonhap.