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North Korea launched a deadly artillery attack Tuesday, firing 100 rounds of artillery at Yeonpyeong Island in the Yellow Sea. South Korea’s president Lee Myung-bak responded saying “enormous retaliation” is needed to stop Pyongyang’s incitement, but international diplomats urgently appealed for restraint. The provocation this time can be regarded as an invasion of South Korean territory,”

The incident killed two South Korean marines and wounded 15 soldiers and 3 civilians. Hundreds of island residents boarded boats and fled to safety, as the attack also set houses and forests on fire.

It was the first direct artillery attack on South Korean territory since the Korean War ended in an armistice in 1953.

“God we pray for peace on the Korean Peninsula. Intervene and bring order and sanity to North Korean leadership. Give South Korea and their allies wisdom and prudence to make the right decisions. God, we plead for calm and a miraculous peace. In the name of the Prince of Peace, Jesus.”

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