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    Kim Jong-un 'apologises for killing of South Korean official'

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    North 's leader Kim Jong-un has issued a rare personal apology for the killing of a South Korean official, says.

    Mr Kim reportedly told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that the “disgraceful affair” should not have happened.

    South Korea has said the 47-year-old man was found by troops floating in the North's waters.

    He was then shot dead and his body was set alight, according to Seoul.

    The killing – the first of a South Korean citizen by North Korean forces for a decade – has caused outrage in the South.

    The border between the Koreas is tightly policed, and the North is thought to have a “shoot-to-kill” policy in place to prevent coronavirus from entering the country.

    What did Kim say in his apology?

    The apology came in the form of a letter sent to President Moon which acknowledged that the incident should not have happened, according to South Korea's presidential office, also known as the Blue House.

    Image caption

    The South Korean island of Yeonpyeong sits near the border with the North

    Mr Kim called it a “disgraceful affair” and said he felt “very sorry” for “disappointing” Mr Moon and the South Korean people, the Blue House…

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