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Drawings link to army shootings

A South Korean soldier involved in a deadly shooting spree has testified that he opened fire on colleagues after seeing their drawings depicting him as SpongeBob SquarePants, according to military investigators.

The soldier, surnamed Yim, was arrested last month after allegedly killing five soldiers and wounding seven others at their army unit near the border with North Korea.

Brigadier General Seon Jong-chul told reporters on Tuesday that Yim testified that he went on the rampage after finding the drawings, which he believed mocked him, on the back of his unit's border patrol log.

Seon says Yim told investigators he had suffered lots of stress because of the drawings.

Defence Ministry officials say military prosecutors plan to indict Yim.

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