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South Korea's Moon calls North Korea's shooting of South Korean 'unpardonable' - Yonhap

FILE PHOTO: South Korea's President Moon Jae-in delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the 21st National Assembly, in Seoul, South Korea July 16, 2020. Jung Yeon-je/Pool via REUTERS

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday North Korea’s shooting of a South Korean civilian was “shocking” and “unpardonable”, Yonhap news agency said, citing a presidential Blue House official.

North Korean troops shot dead a South Korean fisheries official who went missing this week, before dousing his body in oil and setting it on fire in what was likely an effort to prevent a coronavirus outbreak.

Reporting by Sangmi Cha; editing by John Stonestreet

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