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China "worried" about shelling incident between DPRK, ROK, urges restraint

2010-11-24 14:35:48 GMT2010-11-24 22:35:48 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIJING, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- China on Wednesday said it was worried about the situation after the deadly exchange of fire between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK), and urged both sides to stay calm while refraining from similar events.

"China pays great attention to the event. We feel grieved and regretful about the casualties and property losses, and feel worried about its development," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in a statement Wednesday night.

DPRK and ROK on Tuesday exchanged fires in waters off the west coast of the divided Korean Peninsula, in which four ROK marines and civilians were killed and 16 others injured.

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