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
Bodo League massacre 1950, Summer South Korea At least 100,000[1][2]
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 under 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[3]
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historical Dictionary of the Korean War, Paul M. Edwards, Plymouth, UK: Scarecrow Press, 2010, p. 32, entry "Bodo League Massacre"
  2. ^ "Khiem and Kim Sung-soo: Crime, Concealment and South Korea". Japan Focus. Archived from the original on 2008-10-07. Retrieved 11 August 2008. 
  3. ^ "제주4.3사건 희생자·유족 추가신고 받는다". 

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