World condemns North Korean attack on Yeonpyeong Island

The international community condemned North Korea for South Korea's attack on the island near the disputed sea border between the two countries.

President Barack Obama said he was angry with the attacks on the Yeonpyeong Island.

White House spokesman Bill Burton said the North Koreans have been taking action provocative and outrageous attack on Tuesday assessed.

U.S. State Department pledged to raise the attitude shared by the major powers. U.S. Department of Defense said it would coordinate with the South Korean military. Currently the U.S. has 28,000 troops stationed in South Korea.

Harsh criticism was issued by Russia, Japan and European countries.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the North Korean artillery firing as the worst incident since the Korean War.

In Seoul, South Korea's government to shoot up a reply and threatened to fire a missile if Pyongyang continues provocation.

South Korea are holding military exercises near the scene but denied starting the attack.

Two South Korean marines were killed when North Korea launched an artillery attack to Yeonpyeong, most of which hit the South Korean military base.

A number of soldiers and civilians were injured.

South Korea launched a counterattack, but the North Korean casualties is unknown.

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