North Korea Fires on South Korea: 4 Injured

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11.23.10 Re-post from Google News By CK Hunter

See http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/11/23/nkorea.skorea.military.fire/?hpt=T2

By the CNN Wire Staff
November 23, 2010 — Updated 0704 GMT (1504 HKT)
North Korean soldiers stand guard in Panmunjom in the buffer zone between the two Koreas on October 20, 2010.
North Korean soldiers stand guard in Panmunjom in the buffer zone between the two Koreas on October 20, 2010.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: At least 200 rounds of artillery hit island, Yonhap says
  • NEW: South Korea deploys fighter jets
  • Four soldiers are hurt, the Yonhap news agency says
  • Some of the artillery landed on an inhabited island
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Seoul, South Korea (CNN) — North Korea on Tuesday fired artillery into the sea near its tense western sea border with South Korea, injuring at least

four South Korean soldiers, the Yonhap news agency reported.

At least 200 rounds of artillery hit an inhabited South Korean island, Yonhap said.

The firing began about 2:30 p.m. local time

The South Korean army raised its alert condition and braced for any possible fire, the report said.

The country’s military responded with 80 rounds of artillery and deployed fighter jets to counter the fire, Yonhap said.

Images of plumes of smoke were quickly broadcast on Yonhap television, 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 immediately called an emergency meeting of its security ministers.

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