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South Korea’s military seized a North Korean fishing boat that crossed the maritime border between the two Koreas on Tuesday and fired a warning shot to see off a North Korean patrol vessel that tried to intervene, the Yonhap news agency reported.

The seized boat was carrying seven crew, including six wearing military uniforms. The seven unarmed North Koreans are said to have no intention of defecting to the South and claim their ship accidentally veered into South Korean waters, Yonhap said.

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