North Korean soldier crosses DMZ to defect to South

North Korean soldier crosses DMZ to defect to South
 

A North Korean soldier has defected to South Korea by walking across the heavily protected Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), say officials in Seoul.
The man crossed the eastern section of the border unarmed on Thursday morning, said South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), with no shots fired.
He is now being investigated, said JCS.
The DMZ is fortified with landmines and barbed wire and guarded by tens of thousands of troops on both side. Defections across it are very rare.
In June last year, a teenage recruit from the North surrendered to his Southern counterparts at Hwacheon.
In 2012 a soldier... read more

 
29 September 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: BBC
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