Some 10,000 rifle cartridges supplied by Japan to South Korean peacekeepers in South Sudan last month have been returned via the U.N. Mission in South Sudan, or UNMISS, the Defense Ministry said Thursday.
The cartridges were given back to Ground Self-Defense Force troops participating in UNMISS on Thursday after the U.N. mission informed the Japanese side of the return earlier in the day, according to the ministry.
The 10,000 rounds of ammunition were provided to the South Korean unit via UNMISS based on a request from the South Korean side.
But the South Korean government denied making such a request. On Jan. 10, South Korea sent the cartridges back to the U.N. mission.