North Korean soldier ‘defects throughout DMZ’


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The DMZ is among the global’s maximum fortified borders

A North Korean soldier has walked around the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to defect, the South’s army has stated.

The soldier, stated to be “low-ranking” gave the impression at a test level at the western finish of the border area in a while after 08:00 on Thursday, stated stories in South Korean media.

The Joint Chiefs of Team of workers, stated his intentions had been being investigated, Yonhap stories.

It comes weeks after every other dramatic defection on the DMZ.

That soldier used to be shot 5 instances by way of North Korean guards as he fled throughout to the southern facet of the Joint Safety House (JSA) within the village of Panmunjom.

About 1,00zero other folks from the North flee to the South each and every 12 months – however only a few defect by way of the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), which is among the global’s maximum closely guarded strips of land.

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