In a shocking incident, US Ambassador Mark Lippert 42yrs, was attacked by a Korean Nationalist at a breakfast forum in Seoul. Many protests had been witnessed in the past where shoes or stones are been hurled towards leaders who at that moment would be speaking about any reform. And that was exactly what was Mark Lippert doing in Seoul, speaking about joint military exercises between South Korea and US troops. Kim ki Jong, 55yrs old of South Korea also expressed his protest with actions, the only difference was that instead of firing words or hurling shoes or stones Kim successfully slashed Lippert’s face with a fruit knife before anybody could have stopped him. As a result Mark Lippert received deep cuts on his face and on his wrist.
The assailant was immediately pinned to the floor and a very badly bleeding Mark was rushed to the hospital. According to the doctors after a two and a half surgery, Lippert’s condition was reported to be stable. The doctors also reported that the cuts were so deep that around 80 stitches were required just on his face. US State Department spokeswoman said that such an act of violence was strongly condemned while President Barack Obama spoke with Mark Lippert wishing him a speedy recovery. Kiran Kidwai – International Desk, NMTV