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South Korean reporter detained by NK officials in Singapore: report

A South Korean journalist of the state-run broadcaster KBS has allegedly been detained by North Korean officials in Singapore, a local online media reported Thursday.

According to a local online business newspaper, a KBS reporter was detained by North Korean officials at a North Korean government facility in Singapore. 

North Korean embassy in Singapore. Yonhap
North Korean embassy in Singapore. Yonhap

According to the report, the reporter was knocking on the door of the North Korean facility at about 3:52 p.m. The reporter is said to have sent a message saying that he was okay at about 3:58 p.m., and that North Korean officials called the Singapore police.

The KBS reporter is said to have checked messages until about 4:13 p.m. and has not been in contact since.

By Choi He-suk (cheesuk@heraldcorp.com)

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