South Korea asks North to investigate the shooting of one of its officials – Reuters

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South Korea said today, Saturday, that it will ask North Korea to conduct further investigations into the shooting of a South Korean official, as public and political anger over this

South Korea said on Saturday that it would order from North Korea Further investigation into the shooting of a South Korean official, as public and political anger over the crime mounts.

South Korea said it would call for a joint investigation with North Korea if the need arises.

In a rare move on Friday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un apologized for shooting the South Korean fisheries official, saying that the intention was to prevent the spread of the new Corona virus.

This apology came a day after South Korean officials announced that North Korean soldiers killed the man and set his body on fire after pouring fuel on it.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is facing political anger over the incident, which coincided with a renewed campaign to engage with Pyongyang.

Critics accused Moon of failing to save the life of a Wolan citizen with North Korea, saying the army did not try to save him despite being spotted six hours before he was shot dead.

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