N Korean soldier shot while defecting to S Korea

N Korean soldier shot while defecting to S Korea

N Korean soldier shot while defecting to S Korea

The soldier was found on the south side of the border village of Panmunjom, about 50 meters south of the Military Demarcation Line, wounded in his shoulder and elbow, according to a SouthKorean defense ministry official.

A soldier from North Korea managed to make a rare successful escape across the heavily fortified border with South Korea, on the same day a U.S. national was detained as he attempted to enter the North Korea.

"Our military has taken in a North Korean soldier after he crossed from a North Korea post towards our Freedom House", Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement, referring to a building on the South side of the village which is bisected by the borderline.

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It was not immediately known how serious the soldier's injuries were or why he made a decision to defect.

"With the North Korea situation at an important phase, the role China ought to play is very big", Abe said.

Seoul's unification ministry said that the level of North Korea's denunciation softened compared with its immediate condemnation back in 2014 when Trump's predecessor Barack Obama visited Seoul.

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Over the decades since the peninsula was divided, dozens of North Korean soldiers have fled to the South through the DMZ, which extends for two kilometres either side of the actual borderline.

Xi urged South Korea to take a "responsible attitude on THAAD that stands the test of history", Xinhua said.

More than 30,000 North Korean civilians have fled their homeland since the two nations came into being in 1948.

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The leaders of South Korea and China, moon Jae-In and XI Jinping have agreed on the peaceful settlement of relations with North Korea. This makes the area a popular stop for visitors from both sides.

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