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    COLONEL GEORGE H.CREEL, A UNITED NATIONS COMMAND SPOKESMAN, ANNOUNCED TO A PRESS CONFERENCE IN SEOUL?

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    COLONEL GEORGE H.CREEL, A UNITED NATIONS COMMAND SPOKESMAN, ANNOUNCED TO A PRESS CONFERENCE IN SEOUL ON MONDAY, THAT NORTH KOREANS HAD KILLED TWO AMERICAN SOLDIERS AND WOUNDED A THIRD IN A "VICIOUS AND UNPROVOKED SNEAK ATTACK."
    THE INCIDENT OCCURRED ABOUT 5.30 IN THE MORNING NEAR CHUNGYANG-DONG SOME "25 TO 50 METRES SOUTH OF THE DEMILITARISED ZONE," COLONEL CREEL SAID.THE THREE SOLDIERS, MEMBERS OF THE 1ST CAVALRY DIVISION WERE RIDING IN A JEEP TO THEIR GUARD POSTS WHEN THEY WERE AMBUSHED BY MACHINE-GUN FIRE AND GRENADES, ACCORDING TO THE U.N.C.ANNOUNCEMENT.

    COLONEL CREEL TOLD THE PRESS THAT THE WOUNDED SOLDIER HAD SUFFERED INJURIES IN HIS CHEST, ARMS AND LEGS.HE SAID THERE WAS EVERY REASON TO BELIEVE THAT FIVE OR SEVEN NORTH KOREAN SOLDIERS HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN THE ATTACK, WHICH WAS "ALL DELIBERATELY PLANNED".

    AFTER THE PRESS CONFERENCE THE PRESSMEN DROVE OUT TO CHUNGYANG-DONG WHERE THE OVERTURNED JEEP STILL LAY IN A DITCH.

    THIS INCIDENT, WHICH CAME ONLY TWO DAYS AFTER THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE KOREAN ARMISTICE, WAS THE SECOND IN NINE MONTHS.LAST NOVEMBER, ONE AMERICAN SOLDIER WAS KILLED AND ANOTHER SERIOUSLY WOUNDED BY GRENADES INSIDE THE DEMILITARISED ZONE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3DA2VN53660LQLR0O8OVEBY3B
    Media URN:
    VLVA3DA2VN53660LQLR0O8OVEBY3B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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