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S. Korea on high alert following top DPRK leader's death

(Xinhua)

12:34, December 19, 2011

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- South Korea is put on high alert Monday following the death of Kim Jong Il, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Immediately after the DPRK's KCNA news agency reported Kim's death, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak convened the National Security Council (NSC) and canceled all previous plans.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) put military on emergency alert.

 
 
 
 
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