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Thursday, November 25, 2010

S. Korean troops remain on high alert

INCHEON:South Korea found the burnt bodies yesterday of two islanders killed in a North Korean artillery attack, marking the first civilian deaths in the incident and dramatically escalating the tensions in the region's latest crisis.

The South Korean Coast Guard pulled the bodies of two men, believed to be in their 60s, from a destroyed construction site on the tiny island of Yeonpyeong near the disputed maritime border with North Korea.

The North's hour-long artillery barrages targeting the island on Tuesday also killed at least two South Korean Marines and wounded 18 people in what United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon called one of the "gravest incidents" since the end of the Korean War.



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