North Korea has waged a slew of attacks against South Korea, including a 1987 downing of a South Korean passenger plane that killed all 115 people on board, one of the reasons the country is suspected of involvement. South Korea plotted military retaliations in some cases but the plans were never carried out.
In central Seoul people gathered Thursday at a plaza to remember the Cheonan sailors, placing chrysanthemums on an altar where photos of the dead were placed.
“I feel empty,” said mourner Lee Yoon-suk, tears rolling down her cheeks “I truly hope they rest in peace in heaven.”
Hyung-jin Kim reported from Seoul, South Korea. Associated Press writers Sangwon Yoon, Nate Kim and Kelly Olsen in Seoul and AP Television News cameraman Yong-ho Kim in Pyeongtaek, South Korea also contributed to this report.
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