Ahn Sung-shik, South Korea's coastguard investigation department
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Chinese fishermen 'stab South Korean coast guards'

A South Korean coast guard has been stabbed to death by Chinese fishermen after stopping their boat on suspicion of illegal fishing, officials say.

The Korean coast guard agency said another of its staff was injured in the fight, in the Yellow Sea off the port city of Incheon.

Some nine Chinese sailors have been detained over the clash. Beijing has not yet commented.

Ahn Sung-shik, of South Korea's coastguard investigation department, gave a statement on the incident.

  • 12 Dec 2011
  • From the section Asia