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South Korea's Moon calls North Korea's shooting of South Korean "unpardonable" - Yonhap

South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers his speech during Youth Day at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, September 19, 2020. Yonhap via REUTERS/Files

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday North Korea’s shooting of a South Korean civilian was “shocking” and “unpardonable”, Yonhap news agency said, citing a presidential Blue House official.

North Korean troops shot dead a South Korean fisheries official who went missing this week, before dousing his body in oil and setting it on fire in what was likely an effort to prevent a coronavirus outbreak.

Reporting by Sangmi Cha; editing by John Stonestreet