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U.S. believed security for Seoul ambassador adequate before attack

Mar 07, 2015    

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. government experts believed security for the U.S. ambassador to South Korea was adequate before he was slashed by a knife-wielding attacker, in spite of current high tensions with North Korea, the State Department said on Friday.U.S. ambassador Mark Lippert needed 80 stitches after his face was cut at a forum discussing Korean unification in Seoul on Thursday by an assailant who had made multiple visits to North Korea between 1999 and 2007.South Korean police said they were investigating possible links between the attack and the visits, but State Department spokeswo...

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