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N. Korea's Kim apologizes over shooting death of S. Korean

N. Korea's Kim apologizes over shooting death of S. Korean

HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press
Updated: September 25, 2020 12:21 PM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un apologized over the killing of a South Korea official who may have crossed the disputed sea border while trying to defect.

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It’s extremely unusual for a North Korean leader to apologize to rival South Korea on any issue. South Korea’s presidential office said Kim in his message of apology called the incident unexpected and unfortunate.

South Korea earlier said the man disappeared from a boat monitoring unauthorized fishing. It accused North Korea of fatally shooting him and burning his body in what may have been an anti-virus measure.

South Korean officials had condemned what they called the atrocious act and pressed for North Korea to punish those responsible.

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HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

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