Sol­dier de­fects

The West Australian - - WORLD -

A sol­dier from North Korea made a rare suc­cess­ful es­cape across the heav­ily for­ti­fied bor­der with the South.

The North Korean guard sta­tioned within the Joint Se­cu­rity Area fled across the bor­der in the early hours of Mon­day.

He was shot in the shoul­der and el­bow by fel­low guards.

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