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Kim Jong-un says he is ‘very sorry’ for the border shooting death of a South Korean official – ABC News

In an extremely unusual move, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sends a note of apology to the South for the “unfortunate” shooting death of a South Korean official near the border.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has apologised over the killing of a South Korean official near the rivals’ disputed sea boundary.
Key points:

  • North Korea says it first fired blanks at the suspected defector
  • Its troops are accused of killing the man under coronavirus controls that involve “indiscriminate shooting” at anyone approaching the border
  • South Korea has condemned the shooting as an “atrocious act”

Mr Kim’s apology was expected to ease anti-North sent…

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