x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 January 2018

S Korea to hold live-fire drill on island shelled by north

South Korean troops will hold a live-fire artillery drill on a border island shelled last month by North Korea, the military said on Thursday.

SEOUL // South Korean troops will hold a live-fire artillery drill on a border island shelled last month by North Korea, the military said on Thursday.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff said the exercise would be staged some time between December 18 and 21, depending on the weather and other conditions.

It will be the first on Yeonpyeong island since November 23, when a similar South Korean drill was followed by a deadly bombardment from the North.