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    November 23, 2010

    [b][size=12pt]North Korea on Tuesday fired artillery into the sea near its tense western sea border with South Korea, injuring at least 14 South Korean miltary personnel and two civilians, the Yonhap news agency reported.
    Four of the military personnel were seriously injured, Yonhap said.
    At least 200 rounds of artillery hit an inhabited South Korean island after the North started firing about 2:30 p.m. local time, Yonhap said.
    South Korea's military responded with 80 rounds of artillery and deployed fighter jets to counter the fire, the report said.
    The South Korean army also raised its alert condition, the report said.
    Images of plumes of smoke were quickly broadcast on Yonhap television from the island of Yeonpyeong, but it was not immediately clear what the artillery had hit.

    The island that was hit has a total of about 1,300 residents, a fisherman who lives on the island told Yonhap.
    The South Korean government immediately called an emergency meeting of its security ministers.
    The North Korean fire came as the South's military conducted routine drills in waters off the island.

    Last edited by Caasanova; 11-24-2010 at 09:59 AM.
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