North Korean artillery strikes South Korean island of Yeonpyeong with dozens of shells, dozens wounded
North Korea fired dozens of coastal artillery shells, some of which fell on the South’s Yeonpyeong Island near the tense western inter-Korean border, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday.
“The North fired dozens of artillery rounds from its Gaemeori western coastal artillery base at 14:34 p.m. In response to the military provocations, we fired back dozens of rounds with K9 self-propelled howitzers,” JCS spokesman Col. Lee Bung-woo told reporters.
In the artillery firing, one marine solider was killed while a dozen others suffered injuries, as of press time. The military was trying to evacuate civilians on the island near the border. Several civilians were reported to have suffered injuries.