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S. Korean intel head doubts where Kim died

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S. Korean intel head doubts where Kim died
China's state television shows footage of Kim Jong-un looking at his father's, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, body laying in state in Pyongyang December 20, 2011. China on Monday offered its "deep condolences" on the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, which analysts said will spur China's leaders to boost ties with Pyongyang to prevent instability. UPI/Stephen Shaver | License Photo

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The leader of South Korea's intelligence service said he has doubts about the time and location of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's death, officials said.

North Korean media reported Kim died Saturday while on a train during a field guidance tour. However, during a special session of the National Assembly Intelligence Committee, National Intelligence Service head Won Sei-hoon said a train used by Kim was spotted at Pyongyang's train station at the time of his death announced by the North, The Korean Herald reported.

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"There were no signs the train ever moved," parliamentary officials reported Won as telling the committee.

Won also said Kim hadn't been seen in public since Friday. He declined to comment on speculation that Kim died at his official residence in Pyongyang, saying the information hasn't been confirmed.

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