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U.S. envoy to Seoul Lippert injured in attack by armed assailant

2015/03/05 08:05

SEOUL, March 5 (Yonhap) -- U.S. envoy to Seoul Mark Lippert was seriously injured Thursday morning after being attacked by an armed assailant, official sources said.

The envoy was on his way to attend a morning lecture in central Seoul when the attack took place.

Lippert, bleeding heavily, was rushed to a nearby hospital, the sources said, adding that the suspect was immediately arrested although his or her identity is still not known.

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