A South Korean official has been killed by North Korean troops

A South Korean official has been killed by North Korean troops

According to Lt. Ahn Young-ho, a senior South Korean chief of staff, an official from the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries went missing 1.9 kilometers south of the Yeonpyeong Islands on September 21. .

The islands are located near the sea border between North and South Korea, and at some point, the official crossed the waters of North Korea, after which, according to information from South Korea, North Korean forces opened fire, killing South Korea. . His body was later burned, said Ah.

In a statement, the South Korean military said it “strongly condemns the atrocities of the North” and urged Pyongyang to provide explanations and punish those responsible.

“In addition, we strongly warn that North Korea is responsible for the atrocities committed against our citizens,” the statement added.

The tensions were growing between North and South Korea after communication between the two sides was cut off in June, when Pyongyang closed for the first time and blew up a joint liaison office in Kaesong, a town on the north side of the border.

The deterioration of relations came after a long rapprochement led by South Korean President Moon Jae-in, resulting in historic meetings between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as well as summits between Kim and his president. US Donald Trump.

But these meetings ultimately did not yield significant results for all sides, and North Korea has an increasingly intense tone towards its southern neighbor, a change in attitude that has come as Kim Yoo Jong’s sister, moved to a more influential position in the North Korean regime.
A South Korean politician has been killed by the North in 2008, when a soldier shot a South Korean tourist on Mount. Kumgang ski resort. In 2010, 46 South Korean sailors and two South Korean Marines and two civilians were also killed by North Korea in separate incidents.

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