March 22, 2023

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A South Korean official has been shot dead by North Korean forces

A South Korean official has been shot dead by North Korean forces

According to Lt. Gen. Ahn Young-ho, a senior official with the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, a crew from the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries went missing on September 21 in 1.9 kilometers (1.2 miles) south of the Yonpiang Islands. .

The islands were located near the maritime border between North and South Korea, and at some point, the officer entered North Korean waters, after which, according to South Korean intelligence, North Korean forces opened fire and killed South Korea. Then they burned his body, Ahn said.

In a statement, the South Korean military said it “strongly condemns the atrocities in the north” and demanded that Pyongyang give an explanation and punish those responsible.

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

There are tensions Growing between North and South Korea Communications between the two sides were suspended in June after Pyongyang was initially closed The joint liaison office in Kaisong was blown up, A city on the northern side of the border.

Relations deteriorated after years of agreement, led by South Korean President Moon Jae, led to historic meetings between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as well as conferences between Kim and US President Donald Trump.

But those meetings ultimately did not yield significant results on all sides, and North Korea took an increasingly harsh tone towards its southern neighbors, changing the attitude that came with Kim’s sister, Kim Yoo Jong, North Korea has reached a more influential position in governance.
South Korean citizen killed by North In 2008, When a soldier shoots a South Korean tourist at Mt. Kumgong Ski Resort. In 2010, 46 South Korean sailors And Two South Korean Marines and two civilians Killed by North Korea in separate incidents.
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