De­fect­ing North Korean sol­dier fired at 40 times

Philippine Daily Inquirer - - WORLD -

Four North Korean sol­diers fired 40 rounds at a com­rade flee­ing into South Korea and hit him five times in the first shoot­ing at the jointly con­trolled area of the heav­ily for­ti­fied bor­der since 1984, the South’s mil­i­tary said on Tues­day. South Korean sol­diers did not fire their weapons. The sol­dier is be­ing treated at a South Korean hos­pi­tal af­ter a five-hour op­er­a­tion for the gun­shot wounds he suf­fered dur­ing his es­cape across the Joint Se­cu­rity Area. His per­sonal de­tails and mo­tive for de­fec­tion are un­known and his ex­act med­i­cal con­di­tion is un­clear.—

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