SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will suspend tourism to the Mount Kumgang resort located in North Korea after a South Korean visitor was shot and killed there, a government official said on Friday.
The woman in her fifties entered a North Korean military area and was shot dead in an incident that took place before dawn on Friday, the official said at a news conference.
The first South Korean tourists visited Kumgang in November 1998. The fenced-off resort has hotels, stores, a golf course and a spa staffed by North Koreans.
There is also a heavy North Korean military presence in the area, which has been a key naval zone for the reclusive state.
Writing by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Keiron Henderson
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