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Korea / DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) Incident / Americans Killed / Summit Conference #44868

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 18, 1976
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(Studio) 30 North Korean soldiers kill 2 American officers and injure 4 Americans and 5 South Koreans in incident at Korea DMZ. President Ford calls killings vicious and unprovoked.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Pentagon says North Koreans attacked without warning small detachment of South Koreans and United States military escort. North Koreans say Americans attacked lst. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger comments on incident. [KISSINGER - calls it wanton act of murder and says North Korea authorities responsible for all consequences.] No. of American and Koreans killed at DMZ (demilitarized zone) since 1953 noted. Americans angry, but no military reprisal planned; incident thought to be provocation to back up North Korean claim United States is plotting new Korean war.
REPORTER: John Scali

(Studio) Delegates to 3rd World Summit Conf. in Colombo, Sri Lanka, hear statements against American presence in South Korea. North Korea premier demands US withdraw all troops and arms.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Scali, John

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