In accordance with Lt. Gen. Ahn Younger-ho, a high official with South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Workers, a staffer with the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries went lacking in waters 1.9 kilometers (1.2 miles) south of the Yeonpyeong Islands on September 21.
The islands lie close to the maritime border between North and South Korea, and sooner or later, the official crossed into North Korean waters, after which, in line with South Korean intelligence, North Korean forces opened fireplace, killing the South Korean. They later burned his physique, Ahn stated.
In an announcement, the South Korean navy stated it “strongly condemns the North’s atrocities” and urged Pyongyang to supply a proof and punish these accountable.
“As well as, we sternly warn that North Korea is answerable for the atrocities dedicated in opposition to our citizen,” the assertion added.
The deterioration in relations got here after a years-long rapprochement led by South Korean President Moon Jae-in resulted in historic conferences between himself and North Korean chief Kim Jong Un, in addition to summits between Kim and US President Donald Trump.