North Korea artillery fire hits South island

SEOUL Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:17am GMT

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SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Tuesday fired dozens of artillery shells at a South Korean island, setting buildings on fire and prompting a return fire by the South, Seoul's military and media reports said.

Seoul's YTN television quoted a witness as saying 60 to 70 houses were on fire after the shelling.

The military confirmed the exchange of firing, without providing more details.

(Reporting by Seoul bureau; Writing by Yoo Choonsik; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)

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Gilda wrote:
This is potentially WWIII, beginning. However, this time the threat could be nuclear warfare. Unfortunately, Australia is close enough to Nth Korea to feel quite threatened.

Nov 23, 2010 6:36am GMT  --  Report as abuse
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