A maritime border dispute between North and South Korea led to a bombing on Yeonpyeong Island on Tuesday. The hour long "rain of shells" caused at least two casualties, massive damages to buildings, and terror among South Korean civilians. The incident was condemned by U.S. officials in Washington with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs warning to North Korea to "halt it's belligerent action" and affirming the U.S.'s stance as "firmly committed to the maintenance of regional peace and stability" with South Korea.
South Korea responded to the bombing by launching an intense retaliatory fire, dispatching fighter jets, and threatening more strikes to the North if they crossed the sea border by "even 0.001 millimeter."
Yeonpyeong is home to a some civilians and military operations.
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