SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean soldiers shot at and wounded a fellow soldier who was crossing a border village in an attempt to defect to South Korea on Monday, the South’s military said.
North Korean soldiers have occasionally managed to defect to South Korea across the heavily guarded border. But it’s rare for a North Korean soldier to defect via the border village of Panmunjom and be shot by fellow North Korean soldiers.
The North Korean soldier bolted from a guard post at the northern side of Panmunjom to the southern side of the village, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.
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