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Soldier kills officers and defects

A North Korean soldier has killed two of his officers and defected to South Korea across their heavily armed border.

A South Korean Defence Ministry official said the defection took place around noon across the western section of the Demilitarised Zone.

Defections across the land border are rare.

The last known defection across the border by a North Korean soldier occurred in 2008.


From Belfast Telegraph