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North Korea’s Kim apologises over shooting death: Seoul


S.Korea’s government ships are seen near Yeonpyeong island, S.Korea.

South Korea says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has apologised over the killing of a South Korea official.

South Korea’s presidential office said on Friday that Kim conveyed an apology in a message to South Korea. It cited Kim as calling the incident “unexpected” and “unfortunate.”

It’s extremely unusual for a North Korean leader to apologize to rival South Korea on any issue.


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On Thursday, South Korea accused North Korea of fatally shooting one of its public servants who was likely trying to defect and burning his body after finding him on a floating object in North Korean waters earlier this week.

South Korean officials condemned North Korea for what they called an “atrocious act” and pressed it punish those responsible.

Associated Press

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