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N Korea at crossroads

Kim Jong Un issues rare apology over killing of South Korean

Seoul says engagement must continue despite brutal action

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a meeting of the Seventh Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea in this May 24 file photo.   © Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service/AP

SEOUL -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wrote to South Korean President Moon Jae-in to apologize for the shooting of a South Korean fisheries official in its waters on Tuesday.

The rare mea culpa was delivered in a letter to South Korea's presidential Blue House, according to Suh Hoon, director of the South's National Security Office.

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