Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, June 12

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NEW DELHI -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take air route over Oman, Iran and central Asian countries to reach Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, to participate in the upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit meeting, to be held from June 13 to June 14, official sources in the External Affairs Ministry confirmed Wednesday.

Earlier, a section of Indian media had reported that the government of India had requested Pakistan to allow PM Modi's aircraft to fly through its air space to reach Bishkek, to which Islamabad had agreed "in principle". (India-Pakistan-Flight)

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SEOUL -- South Korea's presidential Blue House said on Wednesday that it had been aware of the letter sent by Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), to U.S. President Donald Trump in advance.

The Blue House "was aware" of the letter in advance, Yoon Do-han, senior press secretary for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, said in a short text message to local reporters. He declined to comment further. (S.Korea-DPRK-Letter)

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SEOUL -- Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), will deliver his condolence message and flowers through his younger sister to the funeral of Lee Hee-ho, the wife of the former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, Seoul's unification ministry said Wednesday.

The DPRK informed South Korea through the inter-Korean liaison office in the DPRK's border town of Kaesong earlier in the day that the DPRK leader will send his condolence message and flowers over Lee's death in the DPRK side of the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom at 5:00 p.m. local time. (S.Korea-DPRK-Condolence)

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KUNDUZ, Afghanistan -- Five Afghan security personnel were killed and seven others sustained injuries as airstrikes mistakenly targeted a military base in Imam Sahib district of the country's northern Kunduz province on Wednesday, district governor Mahboubullah Sayedi said.

According to Sayedi, the air raids conducted around 02:00 a.m. were obviously against armed militants but they struck an army base in Ismael Qushlaq area of the restive Imam Sahib district, killing five soldiers and wounding seven others. (Afghanistan-Friendly Fire) Enditem

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