North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has apologised after the fatal shooting of a South Korean fisheries official by the military earlier this week. According to Al Jazeera South Korea said on Thursday that the man, who disappeared from a fisheries patrol boat on Monday when it was about 10km south of the Northern Limit Line which acts as the de facto maritime boundary between the two Koreas, had been shot dead by North Korean troops and his body burned. The North meanwhile said it had conducted its own investigation into the incident and found that soldiers near its western sea border had fired at least 10 shots at the South Korean who they say was intruding into the North’s waters and that it was not the official’s body they had burned but the flotation device he had been using.