10 Aug '11, 6am

N. Korea plot to kill S. Korea minister - Channel NewsAsia:

SEOUL: North Korea has sent secret agents to South Korea to try to assassinate its defence minister, who has vowed a stern response to attacks from the communist state, media reports said Wednesday. The defence ministry said it could not confirm the reports but added that security for Kim Kwan-Jin has not been strengthened recently. The isolated communist state has previously sent secret agents to assassinate high-profile defectors who settled in the capitalist South. But there have been no reports in recent years that top Seoul officials were being targeted. 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...

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