The death of a goverment employee was an unfortunate event that should never happened, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said. Troops reportedly shot the man more than 10 times as part of coronavirus control measures.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued an apology Friday over the shooting of a South Korean government official.
In comments carried by South Korean news agency Yonhap, Kim said he was “greatly sorry,” and expressed his hope that “confidence between the two Koreas” was not damaged.”
Military officials from the South say that troops interrogated, shot and then burned the body of a government employee found in North Korean waters earlier this week. Seoul said the man may have been trying to defect.
The 47-year-old, an official from the South Korean Fisheries Ministry, had...