(United Press International) A false news story that claimed Kim Jong Un was assassinated caused tremors in South Korea's foreign exchange market on Friday.
The story published on fake news outlet East Asia Tribune alleged the North Korean leader was attacked by a female suicide bomber and killed in an explosion in Pyongyang.
The article also claimed the report was from Pyongyang's state television network KCTV.
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While the report was quickly dismissed on social media, on Friday morning in Seoul the story affected movements in the currency market, local news service Financial News reported.