23 November 2011

Anniversary: Norks Attack South, Unprovoked

Today marks the anniversary of the Norks shelling civilians on Yeonpyeong Island.

Solemn ceremonies have been held in South Korea marking one year since North Korea shelled a southern island, plunging the peninsula into crisis.

Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik said his country had worked hard to ensure that the North could never again engage in such "reckless provocations".

The South plans to hold military drills later near the maritime border.

Northern forces hit Yeonpyeong island with dozens of shells last year, killing two soldiers and two civilians.

It was the first artillery attack by the North on a civilian area since the end of the Korean War in 1953.

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By: Brant

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