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A North Korean solider defected and was shot at 40 times across the border

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North Korea violated the armistice agreement between the Koreas, the UN has said

Anna Freeman

22 Noviembre 2017 17:19

North Korea violated the armistice agreement as one of its soldiers crossed the Military Demarcation Line, the border between the two Koreas, chasing a soldier who defected to the South.

The North Korean soldier made a desperate dash to freedom in a jeep and then on foot, being shot at least five times as he limped across the border and was rescued by South Korean soldiers, according to dramatic video released by the UNC.

The North violated the armistice agreement ending the Korean War by firing across and physically crossing the border in pursuit of the soldier, Colonel Chad G Carroll, a spokesman for the UNC, told reporters in a live TV briefing. North Korean soldiers fired about 40 rounds at the defector.

After being rescued, the soldier is now recovering in hospital and breathing on his own in South Korea.

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