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