US Ambassador to South Korea Slashed in the Face


Ambassador Lippert Holds His Bloody Face After the Attack

Mark Lippert, the US Ambassador to South Korea, has been hospitalized after he was slashed in the face by a “pro-North Korea” activist who demanded a unified Korea.  Ambassador Lippert was attending a lecture in Seoul when the attack occurred.  The activist has been identified as Kim Ki-jong.

According to South Korea intelligence officials, Kim traveled between the two Koreas 6 times from 2006 to 2007 alone.  He once tried to set up a large memorial for Kim Jong-il in downtown Seoul.  Ambassador Lippert is in stable condition, and is expected to make a full recovery.


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