The Daily Plainsman (Huron, South Dakota) 26 March 1969 Page 6
'- A a an preU won't a was to cell By THE ASSOCIATED PKKSS PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) Â· North and South Korean forces clashed on the demilita- rized zone today for the first time in six days, and both exchanged charges at an armis- tice commission meeting here. No casualties were reported. North Korea said 10 South rean soldiers attacked its forces across - the truce zone, fifing ''several thousand rounds of heavy .and light machine-gun fire." It said South Korea later brought up a number of tanks. U.S. Air Force Mat;., Gen. James B. Knapp of the- U.N. Command, said : a South Korean report indicated the North .Ko- reans fired 800 rounds of. ma- ,chine-giin and small arms am- munition at a guard post, start- ing a fire and destroying a er and other buildings. Knapp proposed an. on-the- spot investigation by a joint server team, but the North reans rejected this as. a up." 'II was the first firefight re- ported since the allied airlift ercise Focus Retina ended March 20. There were five fights'during the. nine-day ames, which North Korea,had Jnounced : as a . provocation imed to start, a new war.