North Korean Soldier Shot by Own Troops as He Defects to the South

The North Korean military opened fire at the escaping soldier, who was shot in the process of defection and wounded in the elbow and shoulder.

 

DMZ – A North Korean soldier defected through the Joint Security Area (JSA) in Panmunjom on Monday afternoon, and was wounded by bullets fired by his fellow soldiers trying to get him to stop.

The North Korean soldier was spotted sprinting from a guard post in the direction of Freedom House, located in the truce village of Panmunjom at the inter-Korean border, around 3:31 p.m., according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

The North Korean military opened fire at the escaping soldier, who was shot in the process of defection and wounded in the elbow and shoulder.

Because the North’s shots did not cross over into the South, the military here did not fire back.

South Korean soldiers at guard posts in the JSA heard multiple gunshots from the North Korean side and kept watch with surveillance equipment.

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