The South Korean government has tightened its borders after Friday’s terror attack in Paris, France this past weekend.
The French embassy and French schools are also receiving increased police patrols to prevent any possible attacks. The nation’s major airports and ports have also seen additional security.
The South Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also issued a travel warning to France, asking its citizens to avoid the Paris and surrounding region.
No South Koreans were killed in the attacks, though they are still trying to verify if anyone was injured.
Worries of possible ISIS attacks in South Korea have risen since the attacks, as its alliance with the United States war on terror and the possibility that Muslim foreign laborers may be lured to join ISIS due to widespread migrant labor abuse in the country may leave the country vulnerable to attack according to the Korea Times.
Korean president Park Geun-hye earlier sent condolences to French president Francois Holland and citizens have expressed an outpouring of sympathy on social media.
French residents around the country have gathered in Seoul and tonight in Busan in memory of the victims.
A hotline for French citizens has also been set up. You can find out more information at www.ambafrance-kr.org
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