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‘The knife of justice’: US ambassador attacked in North Korea

SEOUL: United States (US) ambassador Mark Lippert was attacked by knife in Seoul when he was attending a lecture on Thursday.

Mark Lippert was attacked as a punishment’ for US’ decision to hold joint military exercises with South Korea.

KCNA described the weapon used in the brutal attack as ‘knife of justice’.

Someone was heard yelling ‘North Korea and South Korea should be unified’ before a bloodied Lippert was escorted out of building.

A 55-year-old man identified as Kim Ki-jong was immediately arrested following a brutal attack of the ambassador.

In 2011, Kim also once tried to erect a memorial to late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il in downtown Seoul

Lippert was hospitalized for cuts to face and arms but he is in stable condition. The injury on his face necessitated 80 stitches, doctors said.

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