Korean Mass Grave Discovered

Evidence of a massacre that took place during the Korean War has been found in an abandoned near the South Korean city of Daegu. However, it appears that the massacre may have been perpetrated by the American backed South Korea rather than the communist North Korea (Democratic Republic of Korea).

It is thought that the mine is a tomb for up to 3000 people, whose dead bodies had been thrown down the mine shaft. Intriguingly, it would appear that senior US officials were aware of the executions. Pictures taken by American soldiers were classified an filled in Washington for years.

It is believed that the bodies belonged to South Koreans perceived as communist sympathisers by their own government.

Full story from the BBC here.

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