UN: N Korea violated armistice while chasing defector

A North Korean soldier defected to South Korea last week by running across the border in the Joint Security Area at Panmunjom. He was chased and shot at by North Korean forces, but survived and is now being treated in South Korea.

    The United Nations Command says North Korea violated the Korean Armistice Agreement when its troops shot at and chased a North Korean soldier who was defecting across the border.

    The soldier had tried to run across the Military Demarcation Line separating the two countries. He was shot and fell on the South Korean side of the border where he was dragged to safety by a US/South Korean security battalion.

    He remains in a South Korean hospital being treated for his gunshot wounds. He has regained consciousness, and his condition is no longer critical.

    Al Jazeera's Kathy Novak reports from South Korea's capital, Seoul.


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