South Korea opposition chief stabbed in neck, recovering after surgery

January 22, 2024

SEOUL (Reuters) -South Korean opposition Democratic Party leader Lee Jae-myung was stabbed in the neck on Tuesday by a man who lunged at him with a knife after asking for his autograph, officials said. Lee, 59, was rushed to hospital, where he underwent surgery to repair a major blood vessel, and was later recovering and conscious in an intensive care unit, party spokesperson Kwon Chil-seung told reporters. Kwon condemned the attack, weeks before a parliamentary election that is due in April, as “political terror”.


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