World N. Korean soldier shot while defecting to S. Korea: Seoul

11:56  13 november  2017
11:56  13 november  2017 Source:   AFP

American detained trying to enter North Korea: report

  American detained trying to enter North Korea: report An unidentified American man from Louisiana was detained Monday for apparently attempting to cross into North Korea via the country's heavily fortified border with the South, according to South Korea's defense ministry. The man, 58, identified only as "A," was arrested by South Korea's military after crossing the Civilian Control Line, a restricted border area near the demilitarized zone, or DMZ, that formally separates the two Koreas. The man's detention was first reported by Stars and Stripes, a newspaper that serves the American military.

Seoul (afp) -. A North Korean soldier was shot and injured by his own side Monday while defecting to South Korea at the truce village of Panmunjom, the South ' s military said. The defector was taken to hospital after being shot by another North Korean soldier , the South ' s military said.

A North Korean soldier was shot and injured by his own side Monday while defecting to South Korea at the border truce village of Panmunjom "Our military has taken in a North Korean soldier after he crossed from a North Korea post towards our Freedom House," Seoul ' s Joint Chiefs of Staff

A South Korean soldier (R) watches North Korean soldiers walking towards the military demarcation line separating North and South Korea at the truce village of Panmunjom © Provided by AFP A South Korean soldier (R) watches North Korean soldiers walking towards the military demarcation line separating North and South Korea at the truce village of Panmunjom

A North Korean soldier was shot and injured by his own side Monday while defecting to South Korea at the truce village of Panmunjom, the South's military said.

The soldier crossed to the South side of the Joint Security Area at Panmunjom, the only portion of the border Demilitarised Zone where forces from the two sides come face-to-face, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

"Our military has taken in a North Korean soldier after he crossed from a North Korea post towards our Freedom House," the statement said, referring to a building on the South side of the village which is bisected by the border.

American detained trying to enter North Korea: report

  American detained trying to enter North Korea: report An unidentified American man from Louisiana was detained Monday for apparently attempting to cross into North Korea via the country's heavily fortified border with the South, according to South Korea's defense ministry. The man, 58, identified only as "A," was arrested by South Korea's military after crossing the Civilian Control Line, a restricted border area near the demilitarized zone, or DMZ, that formally separates the two Koreas. The man's detention was first reported by Stars and Stripes, a newspaper that serves the American military.

Seoul (AFP) - 11/13/2017 - 08:42. N . Korean soldier shot while defecting to S . Korea : Yonhap. "Our military has taken in a North Korean soldier after he crossed from a North Korea post towards our Freedom House," Seoul ' s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement, referring to a building on

A North Korean soldier was shot and injured by his own side Monday while defecting to South Korea at the truce village of Panmunjom, the South ’ s military said. The defector was taken to hospital after being shot by another North Korean soldier , the South ’ s military said.

The defector was taken to hospital after being shot by another North Korean soldier, the South's military said. Details of his condition were not immediately available.

Military defections across the heavily fortified DMZ dividing the two Koreas are not uncommon, but they are rare at Panmunjom -- a major tourist attraction.

Two North Korean soldiers defected to the South in June after crossing the frontier at another location.

Over the decades since the peninsula was divided, dozens of North Korean soldiers have fled to the South through the DMZ, which extends for two kilometers either side of the actual borderline.

Relations between the two sides have been tense for months, as the North stepped up its missile tests. In September the North carried out its sixth and largest nuclear test, of what it described as a hydrogen bomb.

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