South Korean coastguard "killed by Chinese fisherman"

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Posted: Dec 11, 2011 9:08 PM

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean coastguard was stabbed to death by a Chinese fisherman on Monday in an operation to apprehend a Chinese vessel operating in South Korean waters, a South Korean official said.

Two South Koreans were stabbed in the operation off the west coast, the coastguard said.

There have been numerous cases of Chinese vessels straying into South Korean waters that have led to clashes.

(Reporting by Jeremy Laurence; Editing by Nick Macfie)