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South Korea: see GanghwaGanghwa,
or Kanghoa
, administrative district (1995 pop. 64,746), 163 sq mi (422 sq km), of Incheon (Inchon) city, consisting of 29 islands in the Yellow Sea (or West Sea) off NW South Korea.
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Some 200 South Korean Marines and some 20 American service personnel stationed in Japan participated in the exercise in waters off Ganghwa Island in the Yellow Sea, where they sneaked into virtual camps of enemies, attacked targets and escaped from the sites, Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency reported, citing South Korea's Marine Corps.
The shooting at a barracks on Ganghwa island, west of Seoul and near the tense sea border with North Korea, left four soldiers dead and one injured.
The latest shooting spree at a Marine post on Ganghwa Island is utterly shocking.
It stretches from the tidal flats of Ganghwa Island on the western coast through abandoned farmland and meadows, crossing and encompassing streams and reservoirs, and traversing mountain after mountain until it reaches the eastern coast near Goseong, where the most beautiful beach in all of Korea has not seen a civilian footprint in more than 50 years.
The suspect in the arson at the Namdaemun gate, identified only by his family name, Chae, was arrested yesterday on Ganghwa Island, west of Seoul.
The corporal was on duty at Ganghwa island west of Seoul, a ministry spokesman said, adding the incident only involved South Korean forces.