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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 mass killing conducted by South Korean police and local militia forces between October 1950 and early 1951 in Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do district of South Korea. More than 460 people were summarily executed, including at least 23 children under the age of 10.[4][1][2] After the victory of the Second Battle of Seoul, South Korean authorities arrested and summarily executed several individuals along with their families on suspicion of sympathizing with North Korea.[5] During the massacre, South Korean Police conducted Goyang Geumjeong Cave Massacre in Goyang near Namyangju.[6] The killings in Namyangju coincided with a similar massacre committed in nearby Goyang.[7]

On 22 May 2008, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission demanded that the South Korean government apologize for the massacre and support a memorial service for the victims.[1][3]

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