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4 Korean civil servants injured by Chinese fishermen
Publication Date : 30-04-2012
Four South Korean civil servants were injured in an attack by Chinese fishermen illegally operating off the coast of South Jeolla Province on Monday.
According to the local authorities, four civil servants tasked with controlling illegal fishing activities were attacked while attempting to board a Chinese fishing boat 45 miles west of the sland of Hong-do in Heuksan County at about 2:15am.
The injured civil servants have been taken to a hospital in Mokpo, South Jeolla Province.
The Chinese vessel then attempted to escape but was captured by a Korea Coast Guard vessel after a two-hour chase.
Nine fishermen were arrested at the scene and are being taken to Mokpo.