South Korean broadcaster YTN said at least 200 North Korean shells hit Yeonpyeong island, killing two soldiers and setting up to 70 houses ablaze. Most of the shells landed on a South Korean military base there, YTN reported.
South Korea returned fire and scrambled F-16 fighter jets, military officials said.
However, North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency said that South Korea fired first, Reuters reported.
North Korea later threatened to continue launching “merciless” strikes against South Korea if it violates their disputed sea border by “even 0.001 millimeter.”
MO readers know, I’m sure, that a state of war continues to exist between the two nations.
Murdoc found this bit funny:
The North does not recognize the border that was unilaterally drawn by the United Nations at the close of the 1950-53 Korean War.
Unilateral. People keep using that word.