List of massacres in South Korea

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The following is a list of massacres that have occurred in South Korea.

Name Date Location Deaths Notes
Asan massacre 1950 Asan 200+ Committed by SK police, Korean Youth League and Taeguki Alliance.[1]
Autumn Uprising of 1946 1946, September-October South Korea 38 policemen, 163 civil workers, and 73 civilians
Bodo League massacre 1950, Summer South Korea 100,000–200,000 [2][3]
Bloody Gulch massacre 1950, August 12 Masan 75
Chaplain-Medic Massacre 1950, 7 (Jul) 16 Tunam 30 POWs Victims included 1 chaplain. 1 survivor of massacre
December Massacres 1950, December Seoul thousands
Ganghwa massacre 1951, 01 (Jan) 6-9 Ganghwa County 212–1300
Geochang massacre 1951, 02 (Feb) 9–11 Geochang 719
Goyang Geumjeong Cave Massacre 1950, 10 (Oct) 9-31 Goyang over 153
Gwangju Democratization Movement 1980, May 18–27 Kwangju over 165 Civil/Political
Hangang Bridge bombing 1950, 28 June Hangang Bridge in Seoul 500–1,000
Hill 303 Massacre 1950, 8 (Aug) 17 Waegwan 41 POWs
Jeju Uprising 1948, 04 (Apr) 3 Jeju island 14,000–30,000 Killed about 1/5 of the island's population
Mungyeong massacre 1949 Dec 24 Mungyeong 86–88
Namyangju Massacre 1950, 10 (Oct)-early 1951 Namyangju over 460
National Defense Corps Incident 1950, December 50,000–90,000
No Gun Ri Massacre 1950, Jul 26–29 No Gun Ri 163–400 US Army 7th U.S. Cav.
Sancheong-Hamyang massacre 1951, 02 (Feb) 7 Sancheong and Hamyang 705 Perpetrators-South Korean Army
Seoul National University Hospital massacre 1950, 28 June Seoul 700-900 Perpetrators-North Korean People's Army
Yeosu-Suncheon Rebellion October - October 1948 However pockets of resistance lasted through to 1957, almost 10 years later. Yeosu, Suncheon 2,976-3,392

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ohmynews.com/NWS_Web/View/at_pg.aspx?CNTN_CD=A0002433425
  2. ^ South Korea owns up to brutal past Sydney Morning
  3. ^ Command Influence: A story of Korea and the politics of injustice. p. 73.

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