SEONGNAM, South Korea — South Korea is honoring two marines killed in a North Korean artillery attack that was one of the worst bombardments of its territory since the 1950-53 Korean War.
At a funeral Saturday in Seongnam, near Seoul, diginitaries relatives placed white flowers at a funeral alter for the two marines killed in last Tuesday's attack on a South Korean island. The attack also killed two civilians.
The funeral comes as South Korea gears up for joint military maneuvers with the US starting Sunday.
North Korea issued new warnings Saturday against the war games, calling them an "unpardonable provocation."
China is urging both sides to show restraint, while the US government is playing down the war games, noting that the weekend drills are routine.