North Korea kills a southern official it found in its waters and burns his body

North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un.

South Korea announced Thursday that North Korean forces shot and killed an official in the South Korean Ministry of Maritime Fishing and burned his body after they found him in its waters after losing his trace on board a ship belonging to the ministry, demanding accountability for those responsible for this act, which it described as "brutal." .

The South Korean Ministry of Defense said in a statement that the 47-year-old official was on board a patrol ship near the border island of Yeonpyeong (west) when he went missing on Monday morning, noting that "North Korea found the man in its waters and committed a barbaric act by shooting him and burning him." His body, according to the South Korean military's analysis and intelligence information. "

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