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Islamist group threatens to behead South Korean over troop dispatch

Islamic militants have threatened to behead a South Korean abducted in Iraq unless Seoul within 24 hours scraps a plan to deploy thousands of troops there, the foreign ministry said here. The ministry confirmed that a 33-year-old man, Kim Sun-Il, had been abducted by an Islamist group on Thursday but rejected its demand to abandon the troop dispatch. “There is no change to the spirit of the dispatch and our position that the deployment is for supporting reconstruction and rehabilitation,” Vice Foreign Minister Choi Young-Jin told a press conference. “The Kim Sun-Il case has nothing to do with our planned dispatch. We will do our best to secure his release.” Full Story

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