via North Korean soldier, shot and wounded, defects to South – AOL News

SEOUL (Reuters) – A North Korean soldier defected to the South on Monday after being shot and wounded by the North Korean military, South Korea said.

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 South Korean defense ministry official.

He defected from a North Korean guard post nearby and was being treated in hospital.

via North Korean soldier, shot and wounded, defects to South – AOL News

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