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Taiwan condemns North Korean attack on South Korea

ROC Central News Agency

2010/11/24 11:40:41

Taipei, Nov. 24 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou denounced North Korea Wednesday over the artillery attack launched a day earlier against South Korea that resulted in at least two deaths.

"We condemn North Korea, " Ma said when asked to comment on the attack during a visit to the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei, where he paid respect to the late founder of the ruling Kuomintang to mark the party's 116th anniversary.

North Korea shelled the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong near their disputed western border Tuesday, after Seoul ignored Pyongyang's demand that it stop military drills in the area.

The South later responded by firing back at the North.

Two South Korean marines were confirmed as killed. The extent of casualties on the northern side was unclear. (By Lee Shu-hua and Y.F. Low) ENDITEM/ls



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