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S.Korea president: attacks on civilians unforgiveable
November 23, 2010 / 1:31 PM / 7 years ago

S.Korea president: attacks on civilians unforgiveable

SEOUL, Nov 23 (Reuters) - President Lee Myung-bak said on Tuesday it was unforgiveable for North Korea to fire artillery shells at civilians on a South Korean island.

“Indiscriminate attacks on civilians are unpardonable, also in a humanitarian sense,” he told a military briefing, according to a pool report. The North fired a barrage of shells at the island, killing two soldiers and setting residential areas ablaze.

(Reporting by Miyoung Kim and Hyunjoo Jin; editing by Jeremy Laurence)

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