Violent Attack on South Korean Lawmaker in Gangnam District (Representative image)
Violent Attack on South Korean Lawmaker in Gangnam District
In a disturbing incident, South Korean ruling party lawmaker Bae Hyun-jin, 40, was attacked on a street in Seoul’s Gangnam district. The assailant struck her with an unidentified blunt object, resulting in injuries. Fortunately, her condition is reported as “not life-threatening.”
Wave of Attacks on Politicians
This incident follows a similar attack about a month ago when the leader of the opposition party, Lee Jae-myung, was stabbed in the neck in Busan. Although he recovered after surgery, these incidents raise concerns about the safety of high-profile politicians in South Korea.
History of Political Attacks
South Korea has witnessed several high-profile political attacks in recent years, with figures like Song Young-gil and Park Geun-hye facing assaults. The motives behind such attacks remain a cause for concern in the political landscape.