Lee Jae-myung: South Korea Opposition Leader Stabbed In Neck On Visit To Busan

South Korea’s opposition leader Lee Jae-myung has been stabbed in the neck during a visit to the city of Busan.

Mr Lee, who narrowly lost the 2022 presidential election, sustained a 1cm laceration on the left side of his neck, reports said.

He was airlifted to hospital. Doctors say the wound is not life-threatening.

The 66-year-old man who attacked him said he had intended to kill Mr Lee, Yonhap news agency reported. The motive for the attack is unclear.

The brazen daytime attack shocked the nation and prompted condemnation from political parties and politicians, including current President Yoon Suk Yeol.

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