North Korean soldier defected to South via Demilitarized Zone: Seoul

Vastavam web: A North Korean soldier defected to the South today across the Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula, Seoul’s defence ministry said.The “low-ranking” soldier made his way across the central part of the land border, a ministry spokesman said.On that occasion the defector drove to the heavily- guarded border at speed and ran across under a hail of bullets from his own side. He was hit at least four times.

Footage showed the badly injured man being pulled to safety by two South Korean soldiers who crawled to reach him just south of the demarcation line.The soldier appeared at a guard post in thick fog today morning, the Yonhap news agency cited the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff as saying.No shots were fired and no unusual movements of Northern troops had been detected, they added.