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More N. Korean soldiers had crossed border to capture defector: Seoul official
Yonhap News ^ | 03/04/10

Posted on 03/03/2010 5:19:18 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster

More N. Korean soldiers had crossed border to capture defector: Seoul official

SEOUL, March 4 (Yonhap) -- Two or three North Korean soldiers had crossed the border with the South to capture a defecting compatriot, but returned to their territory after warning shots were fired by South Korean troops, a military official here said Thursday.

The North Korean soldier defected to the South by crossing the eastern front line late Tuesday, expressing his wish to live in the South. The South Korean government has yet to reveal the soldier's identity and is investigating the specific route and motives behind his defection.

"Two or three more North Korean soldiers crossed the Military Demarcation Line Tuesday, about an hour after the defector crossed the line. They returned after we aired a warning and fired warning shots," an official at South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, requesting not to be named due to the sensitivity of the issue.

There were no casualties, the official said, adding the military believes the soldiers were attempting to capture their fleeing colleague.

(Excerpt) Read more at english.yonhapnews.co.kr ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clash; defection; nkorea; soldier
According to S. Korean media, 4 N. Korean soldiers tried to defect initially. N. Korean soldiers fired at them to prevent defection. One eventually made it and another was killed, the remaining two are apparently missing, that is, S. Korean military cannot locate them.

At first S. Korean military did not realize that defection is under way when N. Koreans started to fire at defecting soldiers. So they returned fire, warning shots. Neither side was hurt reportedly.

1 posted on 03/03/2010 5:19:18 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...

P!


2 posted on 03/03/2010 5:19:43 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The families of those soldiers will be sent to the deathcamps and eventually killed.

Brothers, sisters, mom, dad, wife, children, aunt, uncle, grandma, grandpa


3 posted on 03/03/2010 5:20:49 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Jet Jaguar; monkapotamus; AmericanInTokyo; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; tomkow6; ...

I hear about that Tiger

WHOA I hear about earlier defections very intersting maybe this type of iceberg


4 posted on 03/03/2010 5:37:20 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Now S. Korea JCS is denying that there were multiple NK soldiers trying to defect.
5 posted on 03/03/2010 5:48:30 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: driftdiver
The families of those soldiers will be sent to the deathcamps and eventually killed. Brothers, sisters, mom, dad, wife, children, aunt, uncle, grandma, grandpa

Let me guess,,, its illegal for these folks to own guns?

6 posted on 03/03/2010 6:06:02 PM PST by MrPiper
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To: MrPiper

They can’t own guns or food.


7 posted on 03/03/2010 6:08:15 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: MrPiper

Heck, they don’t, and can’t, even own themselves.


8 posted on 03/03/2010 6:10:15 PM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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They can’t own guns or food

Why I'm proud to be an American,,, ya these jerks may come for me and mine,,,, but it will cost'em!

9 posted on 03/03/2010 6:11:03 PM PST by MrPiper
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Hey Tiger Aussie Age wire has cover the story now

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/shots-fired-as-north-korean-soldier-defected/story-e6frg6so-1225836970014


10 posted on 03/03/2010 6:52:48 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: SevenofNine
Thanks.
11 posted on 03/03/2010 6:53:26 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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Thanks for the ping.


12 posted on 03/03/2010 11:19:33 PM PST by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2299939/posts?page=5555)
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