SKorea to dismiss officers over marine shooting

Officers say they are questioning a corporal who allegedly shot his colleagues on Yellow Sea island.

Seoul: South Korea`s Marine Corps plans to dismiss two commanding officers for failing to prevent last week`s shooting rampage that killed four marines at a front-line base.

A marine official said Sunday that a colonel and a lieutenant colonel at the Ganghwa Island base will be dismissed in the next few days and may face further penalties when the investigation into the July 4 shooting ends.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity citing office policy.

Officials say they are questioning a corporal who allegedly shot his colleagues on the Yellow Sea island.

Claims of abuse among marines emerged following the shooting. Officials say the corporal had shown signs of mental illness.

Bureau Report

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