North Korea said Sunday it would expel South Korean staff from the Keum Kang resort, following a July 11 incident in which North Korean soldiers shot and killed a South Korean tourist. The North has warned of military action.
A tourist from the South was shot dead on July 11 when she wandered into a military zone near the scenic
A spokesman for the North Korean army unit stationed in the
"We will expel all the persons of the South side staying in the
Tourism to the resort has been suspended since the shooting, but tour operator Hyundai Asan has kept staff there for maintenance.
"We will take strong military counter-actions against even the slightest hostile actions in the tourist resort," it said, adding the passage of people and vehicles to
The army was taking those steps to cope with "grave provocation" from
military area and ran away from soldiers, who tried to stop the
"intruder" several times before opening fire.
But South Korean investigators said on Friday that Park was
likely shot at closer range as she was standing or walking
slowly, contradicting the North's explanation.
Pyongyang has refused the South's request for joint
Date created : 2008-08-03