South Korean military on Sunday said it will not punish soldiers who fired at a civilian jetliner mistaking the aircraft as a North Korean military aircraft.   

The soldiers were following their training when they shot at the Asiana Airlines flight carrying 119 people from the Chinese city of Chengdu, a marine spokesman told local media on Sunday.

The airline said no one on board was hurt or even aware of the shooting at the time.

Currently, tensions between the South and North Koreas are relatively high. Earlier this month, North Korea threatened to retaliate for the South Korean military's use of photos of leader Kim Jong Il's family for shooting practice.