De­fec­tion dash

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SEOUL: A North Korean sol­dier who suf­fered gun­shot wounds in a de­fec­tion dash this week over the bor­der with South Korea was be­ing op­er­ated on for a sec­ond time to­day, the hospi­tal treat­ing him said. The sol­dier was flown by he­li­copter to hospi­tal on Mon­day. He was fired on by North Korean sol­diers.

Yes­ter­day, the gov­ern­ment and mil­i­tary of­fi­cials said the sol­dier was in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion. North Korea has re­mained si­lent on the is­sue. Briefs sup­plied by Reuters, AP, ANA-DPA, Daily Mail

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