North Korea has withdrawn from the inter-Korean liaison office which was opened amid a warming of ties last year to facilitate talks with the South.
Seoul said it was contacted on Friday and informed that the North’s staff would be leaving later in the day.
It has expressed its regret at the decision and is urging staff from the North to return as soon as possible.
The pullout follows a failed summit between the US and North Korean leaders in Hanoi last month. Read more