The Straits Times
Published on Nov 22, 2012

N.Korea warns will shell island if South holds drill


SEOUL (AFP) - North Korean forces have warned that they will shell a border island if South Korea holds a military drill there as planned, the North's state news agency Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Thursday.

South Korea plans on Friday to hold a military drill on Yeonpyeong island, which was shelled by the North in 2010, to mark the second anniversary of an attack that triggered fears of a full-scale conflict.

"The commemoration of the so-called victorious battle on Yonpyeong Island will lead to the second Yonpyeong Island disaster," said a Korean People's Army spokesman, as reported by the KCNA.

"World history knows no precedent of commemorating a defeated battle. The projected ridiculous farce only invites derision and censure from people...