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South Korea's Park says attack on US ambassador to Seoul an 'attack on alliance'

[SEOUL] South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Thursday a knife attack on the US ambassador to Seoul was an "attack on the South Korea-US alliance", Ms Park's office quoted her as saying from the United Arab Emirates.

Ambassador Mark Lippert was slashed in the face by a member of a pro-Korean unification group at a public forum held in the South Korean capital. His injuries were not life-threatening and he is in stable condition in hospital, officials said.

REUTERS

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