Seoul Says North Korean Soldier Defects Across Border


A North Korean soldier escaped to South Korea Tuesday evening by walking across the Demilitarised Zone that bisects the peninsula, Seoul’s defence ministry said.

The soldier, who has not been publicly identified, approached a South Korean border guard post and expressed a wish to defect, the ministry said in a statement.

“We are holding him to investigate the motive and the process of his defection,” it said without giving further details. Read more at Yahoo News.



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