DPRK blamed the early bombardment South Korea
The DPRK stated that in the clash off the island Enphendo November 23 fired the first shots were made in South Korea.
According to Seoul, the North Korean artillery shelling was the first to Enphendo and South Korean troops fired back. The shelling killed two South Korean marines. Another 13 people, including two civilians, were wounded. On the island Enphendo destroyed dozens of homes and disrupted electricity supply.
On victims and survivors of the DPRK is not reported. Collision in the border waters of the Yellow Sea have already reacted to the U.S., Russia and China aimed at preventing further conflict. “You need to stop the exchange of blows, and we urge calm the situation,” – told reporters RIA Novosti, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Enphendo Island is located near the dividing line that South Korea is abroad, and the DPRK as a state does not recognize borders, reserving the right to territorial waters in the archipelago Enphendo. Based on the island of South Korean marines. In 1999 and 2002 in this area has already occurred sea clashes between the two Koreas.
It became known shortly after the collision, South Korea does not preclude the export of its citizens from the DPRK. In addition, according to the agency Yonhap, the Red Cross talks with Pyongyang about the reunion of families living on opposite sides of the border indefinitely postponed at the initiative of South Korea.
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