North Korean soldier defects to South across land border

By REUTERS
October 6, 2012 09:18

 
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SEOUL - A North Korean soldier killed two of his officers before crossing the heavily mined border into South Korea on Saturday, South Korea's defence ministry and media reports said.

Defections across the Demilitarized Zone, a buffer zone dividing the two Koreas, are rare as the 250 km-long (155 miles) land border is heavily armed and tightly guarded.

A defence ministry official confirmed a North Korean had defected across the land border, but provided no further details.


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