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12:00 AM, September 29, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:30 AM, September 29, 2020

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Moon calls for return of inter-Korean army hotlines

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in yesterday said military hotlines with Pyongyang should be restored to prevent unexpected incidents after it was revealed that North Korean troops had shot dead a South Korean fisheries official who had gone missing. South Korea's military has accused North Korean soldiers of killing the man, dousing his body in fuel and setting it on fire near the maritime border, apparently in an effort to prevent the risk of a novel coronavirus outbreak. The incident prompted an rare apology from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

 

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