Kim Jong Un apologized for the deadly South Korean shooting


Kim Jong Un has apologized for the deadly the shooting of a South Korean citizen by North Korean military personnel north of the border, a signal that could help ease a new source of tension between the two rivals.

Kim Jong Un apologized for the deadly South Korean shooting


South Korea's national security adviser, Seh Hoon said North Korea sent a letter Friday morning apologizing for the death of a 47-year-old man who worked for the Fisheries Ministry. The incident earlier this week was the first such killing in nearly a decade, and Seoul called on Pyongyang to show dissatisfaction with its conduct.

According to the SH, the letter said, "Kim ordered to send a message that he is very sorry that this incident caused great disappointment to South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the South Korean people." North Korean state media have not yet commented on the incident.

A South Korean government employee went missing Monday from his boat near Yeonpyeong Island, 10 kilometers (6 miles) south of the maritime border known as the Northern Boundary Line. South Korea's Defense Ministry said Thursday that North Korean officials shot and burned the man.

He was apparently trying to make a mistake, but North Koreans were treated harshly because they believed it could be a carrier of the coronavirus, Yonhap News Agency quoted a South Korean military official as saying.

Yeonpyeong, near where the shooting took place, was the first attack on South Korean soil since the end of the Korean War in November 2010. North Korea shelled targets for more than an hour, killing two civilians and two sailors. The blaze damaged about 300 structures and set forest areas on fire.

The incident is a rare case that began in 2008 when North Korea shot a 53-year-old South Korean female vacationer at a military base at a resort in Mount Kumgang, North Korea. Was walking near

North Korea also apologized for the killing. But South Koreans were then’ ordered to vacate the facility, which was thought to serve as a place where the two Koreas could meet.


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