Two Koreas in naval clash, no casualties -Yonhap
SEOUL Nov 10 (Reuters) - The two Koreas have had a naval skirmish in Yellow Sea waters off their west coast but there were no casualties, the South's Yonhap news agency reported.
The incident comes just ahead of a visit to Asia by U.S. President Barack Obama, with Pyongyang seeking direct talks with his administration and increasing regional tension by saying in recent days it had produced more arms-grade plutonium.
"A North Korean patrol ship crossed the Northern Limit Line and did not cease when we fired warning shots," Yonhap cited a South Korean defence source as saying.
Military officials could not immediately confirm the reports.
The two Koreas have fought two deadly naval battles in the past decade in the Yellow Sea waters near the contested sea border called the Northern Limit Line.
The South Korean won KRW= retreated on the news, but there was no immediate impact on stocks .KS11 or bonds. (Reporting by Kim Yeon-hee, Rhee So-eui, Christine Kim and Seo Eunkyung; Writing Jon Herskovitz; Editing by John Chalmers)
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