Tuesday, August 9, 2011

N. Korea plans assassination of Minister of Defense

Republic of Korea's Minister of Defense, Kim Guan Jin
Here we go with North Korea again. ROK's recently appointed minister of defense has been popular and known for his aggressive military response strategy against North Korea, especially after the shelling of Yeonpyong islands.
JoongAng Ilbo newspaper said US and South Korean intelligence had been tipped off about a team sent to kill the minister and were trying to track it down. 
"It's not known whether the North has sent its own agents, hired foreigners from a third country or assigned the mission to its spies already operating in the South," the paper quoted one unidentified Seoul official as saying. 
"But it is a definite fact that a team aiming to assassinate minister Kim is operating on the orders of the North."
South Korea's military has added additional bodyguards and security for the minister accordingly. When will North Korea ever stop this kind of pointless provocations?

Source : N.Korea plot to kill S.Korea defence minister: reports (AFP)

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