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(LEAD) S. Korea bans its citizens from visiting N. Korea except Kaesong complex
(ATTN: UPDATES with comment by South Korean official)
SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korean said Monday it will bar its people from traveling to North Korea, with the exception of a joint inter-Korean industrial complex in the North's border city of Kaesong.

The precautionary move came hours after North Korea announced that its leader Kim Jong-il died of a heart attack on Saturday.