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Korean border island warns residents to stay inside amid N. Korea drills

# South Korea’s border island of Yeon-pyeong warned residents to stay inside Sunday, local officials told AFP, as North Korea for a third consecutive day was conducting live-fire drills near the contested maritime border with the South. The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un earlier today denied Seoul’s claims that Pyongyang had fired dozens of artillery rounds near their border yesterday. The South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the shells landed in a buffer zone created under a 2018 tension-reducing deal. That deal fell apart in November after the North launched a spy satellite.