North Korea bombarded South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island with about 100 rounds of artillery Tuesday, setting buildings and forests ablaze, killing two marines and injuring several others, including civilians. South Korea’s President Lee Myung-bak said, “The provocation this time can be regarded as an invasion of South Korean territory.” International diplomats appealed for restraint after he went on to say that “enormous retaliation” was needed if North Korea took additional action against its southern neighbors.
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