North Korean soldier walks across DMZ in bid to defect to South




 
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June 15th, 2015  
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Topic: North Korean soldier walks across DMZ in bid to defect to South


By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - A teenaged North Korean soldier walked across the world's most heavily militarized border on Monday in a bid to defect to South Korea, South Korean Defense Ministry officials said. While there are more than a thousand defections from North Korea to South Korea every year, most defectors come via China and it is rare for a North Korean to crossing the heavily mined Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The soldier approached a remote South Korean guard post in Gangwon province's Hwacheon county, in the central area of the peninsula, at about 8 a.m. on Monday, one Defense Ministry official said.




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