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Namyangju Massacre
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
Location South Korea
Date October 1950[1][2][3] - early 1951[4]
Target Individuals and their family members for being suspected of leftists[4]
Attack type
Deaths over 460[4]
Perpetrators South Korean Police and local militia[4][1]

Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

The Namyangju Massacre (Korean language: 남양주 민간인학살 [1][2] Hanja: 南楊州民間人虐殺[1][2] Namyangju civilian massacre[1][2]) was a massacre conducted by the South Korean Police and local militia between October 1950 and early 1951 of more than 460 people, including at least 23 children under the age of 10 in Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do district of South Korea.[4][1][2] After the victory of the Second Battle of Seoul, South Korean police arrested and killed people and their families who they suspected had been sympathizers during North Korean rule.[5] During the massacre, South Korean Police conducted Goyang Geumjeong Cave Massacre in Goyang near Namyangju.[6] On 22 May 2008, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission demanded that the South Korean government apologize and support of the memorial service for the victims.[1][3]

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