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N. Korea only allowing S. Korean workers to leave Kaesong, banning entry

All Headlines 11:25 April 03, 2013

SEOUL, April 3 (Yonhap) -- North Korea said Wednesday it will ban South Korean workers from entering the inter-Korean industrial park in Kaesong, only allowing South Koreans now staying at the North Korean border town to return home.

Seoul's Ministry of Unification said that it received an official notification to the effect from the North earlier in the day.

"South Korea's government deeply regrets the entry ban and urges it be lifted immediately," ministry spokesman Kim Hyung-seok said in a press conference. He said every effort is being made to ensure the safety of South Korean nationals at the industrial site.

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