N. KOREAN DE­FEC­TOR ‘CRIT­I­CAL’

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SEOUL: A North Korean sol­dier shot while de­fect­ing to the South has un­der­gone sev­eral surg­eries and is in crit­i­cal con­di­tion, South Korea said yes­ter­day. “Un­til this morn­ing, we heard he had no con­scious­ness and was un­able to breathe on his own but his life can be saved,” Suh Wook, chief di­rec­tor of oper­a­tions at South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff, told law­mak­ers. Five bul­lets had been ex­tracted from the de­fec­tor’s body so far, leav­ing an es­ti­mated two in­side. – Reuters

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