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Report: Rival Koreas hold military talks at border village days after exchange of gunfire

  • South Korean civic group members and residents in a border area, hold banners demanding protesters to stop sending balloons with anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets to North Korea, in front of the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Military generals from North and South Korea met at a border village Wednesday for talks on how to ease animosities between the rival countries following two shooting incidents last week, South Korean media said. The two Koreas traded gunfire Friday after South Korean activists floated balloons carrying the leaflets across the border. The banner read: "Opposite, Sending anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets, and Denounce, Unification Ministry." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    South Korean civic group members and residents in a border area, hold banners demanding protesters to stop sending balloons with anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets to North Korea, in front of the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Military generals from North and South Korea met at a border village Wednesday for talks on how to ease animosities between the rival countries following two shooting incidents last week, South Korean media said. The two Koreas traded gunfire Friday after South Korean activists floated balloons carrying the leaflets across the border. The banner read: "Opposite, Sending anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets, and Denounce, Unification Ministry." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)  (The Associated Press)

  • South Korean civic group members wave their national flags as they support sending balloons to North Korea, with anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets in front of the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Military generals from North and South Korea met at a border village Wednesday for talks on how to ease animosities between the rival countries following two shooting incidents last week, South Korean media said. The two Koreas traded gunfire Friday after South Korean activists floated balloons carrying the leaflets across the border. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    South Korean civic group members wave their national flags as they support sending balloons to North Korea, with anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets in front of the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Military generals from North and South Korea met at a border village Wednesday for talks on how to ease animosities between the rival countries following two shooting incidents last week, South Korean media said. The two Koreas traded gunfire Friday after South Korean activists floated balloons carrying the leaflets across the border. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo released by South Korean Defense Ministry, North Korean delegation chief Kim Yong Chol, left, shakes hands with his South Korean counterpart, Deputy Minister for National Defense Policy Ryu Je-seung before their meeting at the border villages of Panmunjom, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2104. The first military talks between North and South Korea in more than three years ended with no agreement Wednesday, with the rivals failing to narrow their differences on how to ease animosities following two shooting incidents last week, South Korean officials said. (AP Photo/Defense Ministry)

    In this photo released by South Korean Defense Ministry, North Korean delegation chief Kim Yong Chol, left, shakes hands with his South Korean counterpart, Deputy Minister for National Defense Policy Ryu Je-seung before their meeting at the border villages of Panmunjom, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2104. The first military talks between North and South Korea in more than three years ended with no agreement Wednesday, with the rivals failing to narrow their differences on how to ease animosities following two shooting incidents last week, South Korean officials said. (AP Photo/Defense Ministry)  (The Associated Press)

South Korean media are reporting senior military officers from the rival Koreas are meeting at a border village for talks on how to ease cross-border animosities.

The two Koreas traded gunfire Friday after South Korean activists floated propaganda balloons across the border. Earlier in the week, their navies exchanged warning shots along the disputed sea boundary. There were no reports of casualties from either incident.

Yonhap news agency is citing unidentified government and ruling party sources as saying Wednesday's talks are expected to focus on the latest shootings.

Opposition lawmaker Park Jie-won says the talks were to start at 10 a.m. at the border village of Panmunjom.

Seoul's Defense Ministry and Unification Ministry couldn't immediately confirm the report.