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North Korea: no retaliation for South Korea drill

YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea (AP) - North Korea says it decided not to retaliate today for a South Korean artillery drill because the firing zones were changed.

The North calls the drills on a front-line island a "reckless military provocation." The 90-minute drills today were on the same island North Korea shelled a month ago.

The official Korean Central News Agency statement suggested that the North viewed today's drills differently from ones last month because South Korean shells landed farther south of the North's shores.

The North shelled the island after those drills last month. Two marines and two civilians were killed.

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