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North Korea Bombs South Korean Island

We’ve had our jokes about North Korea in the past, but this is no laughing matter: CNN reports that North Korea has mortared the South Korean island of  Yeonpyeong, killing two South Korean marines and wounding 15 South Korean soldiers and civilians.

South Korea’s military responded with more than 80 rounds of artillery and deployed fighter jets to counter the fire, defense officials said.

Firing between the two sides lasted for about an hour in the Yellow Sea, a longstanding flashpoint between the two Koreas. In March, a South Korean warship, the Cheonan, was sunk in the area with the loss of 46 lives in a suspected North Korean torpedo attack.

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