North Korea shot dozens of rounds of artillery onto a
populated South Korean island near the
countries' disputed western border Tuesday,
and South Korean troops returned fire,
military officials said.
Meanwhile, South Korea's presidential aides
were in an emergency security meeting in an
underground bunker at the presidential
compound, Reuters reported.
South Korea's YTN television said two people
were injured, several houses were on fire and
that shells were still falling on Yeonpyeong
island. Yonhap news agency, quoting a military
official, said four soldiers were wounded. The
reports couldn't be immediately verified.