South Korea troops corner young soldier who killed five comrades: military




 
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June 23rd, 2014  
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By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean troops cornered a conscript soldier who killed five comrades near the heavily militarized border with North Korea on Monday, and were trying to negotiate a peaceful end to a manhunt that started two days' earlier with a grenade attack. The Defence Ministry said officials were trying to persuade the 22-year-old to surrender in a densely forested area near a small town in Goseong county, a mountainous region on the eastern coast of the peninsula. Late on Saturday night the soldier threw a grenade and opened fire, killing five members of his unit and wounding seven at a base outpost in Goseong county. "The idea is to capture him, but we are trying to get him to surrender," Defence Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok told a briefing.




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