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North Korean troops killed missing South Korean before setting body on fire, Seoul says – ABC News

South Korea’s military says the exact reason the 47-year-old fisheries official was shot is not known, but troops may have been acting under anti-coronavirus orders.

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A South Korean fisheries official who went missing this week was questioned on a North Korean patrol boat before being shot dead by troops who then doused his body in oil and set it on fire, according to Seoul.
Key points:

  • The South Korean official reportedly shot by North Korean troops has not been named
  • South Korea’s military says he appears to have been executed on an “order from a superior authority”
  • The military has demanded North Korea “provide explanations and p…

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