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The United Nations Command says both South and North Korea violated the armistice that ended the Korean War in a recent exchange of fire inside the Demilitarized Zone.
The U.S.-led command announced the results of its weekslong investigation into the incident Tuesday.
On the morning of May 3, four bullets from the North hit a South Korean guard post, prompting troops on the southern side to return fire and issue broadcast warnings.
But the UNC said it was unable to definitively determine if North Korea opened fire intentionally or by mistake.
Earlier, military authorities in Seoul and the U.S. said they assessed the incident as accidental based upon evidence secured from various intelligence sources.
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