North Korea has fired over 50 artillery shells onto a South Korean island, killing one person.
This set off an exchange of fire between the two countries.
South Korea’s governement occupied an underground war room and air force jets were reported to have scouted the area around the Yellow Sea Island.
North Korea failed to dosclose a ‘rumoured’ operational uranium enrichment program, which means that a nuclear bomb could potentially be built.
North Korea attacked the island of Yeonpyeong and damaged dozens of houses.
A South Korean marine was killed in the attack.
The military reported that 13 marines were injured along with 2 civilians.
The South Korean troops retaliated after the initial provacation from the North.
A civilian islander said that along with about a dozen houses, the whole of the hillside was on fire.
The Yellow Sea border has been the scene of naval clashes in 1999, 2002 and last November.
China has asked for both countries to show some restraint.
by Sasha Dubronitz