Putin furious as three Russians wounded in attack by North Korean ship

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VLADIMIR PUTIN has seen his border police embroiled in hostility with a large group of North Koreans.

PUBLISHED: 16:48, Tue, Sep 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 17:07, Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Putin's boats were patrolling the Sea of Japan when fishing boats entered Russian territorial waters. The rogue North Koreans were aboard racketeering boats and are thought to be have been fishing illegally. The crew of one North Korean ship attacked Russian boats injuring three guards in the process.It is unclear what weapons were used in the attack.

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Both ships, with a total crew of 56, have been apprehended and are being towed to Russia.

Russia’s relations with the secretive state are cordial, and the border attack is a rare incident.

Russia claim part of the sea as part of their exploration of natural resources as well as fishing.

In August, Kim Jong-un fired two ballistic missiles into the same region.

PutinPutin and Kim Jong-un have an otherwise positive relationship (Image: getty)

NKKim has ramped up missile testing this year with talks stalling and starting (Image: getty)

The weapons were detected by Japanese coastguard who had to warn ships to stay clear of the area.

This year alone, Kim Jong-un has authorised seven missile tests all in the last 6 months.

This comes just as US President Donald has tried to calm tensions between Washington and

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