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U.S. Envoy to South Korea Needed 80 Stitches After Knife Attack

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U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert needed 80 stitches to his face after being slashed by a North Korea sympathizer demanding an end to joint U.S.-South Korea military drills.

“Heaven and God saved the ambassador,” Lew Dae Hyun, a plastic surgeon at Yonsei University’s Severance Hospital, said at a televised press briefing after the operation. “His main nerves and salivary glands were missed and there should be no problem functionally.”