The United Nations Command launched a video displaying a North
Korean defector who openly crossed the border into South Korea,
as North Korean troopers fired their weapons at him.
On November 13, the North Korean soldier started his escape by
rushing towards a bridge in a jeep at round three:20 p.m. native
time. The soldier continues to drive previous a North Korean constructing
regardless of troopers pursuing him on foot.
He tried driving previous the Military Demarcation Line, the road
dividing North and South Korea, and into South Korea; nonetheless,
bumped into an obstruction and will go no additional.
North Korean troopers from the adjoining guard tower ran in the direction of
the jeep to reply and the defector rapidly bought out of the
car and ran south throughout the MDL. Several North Korean
troopers may very well be seen firing their weapons on the defector, who
gave the impression to be solely a few ft away.
During the incident, one North Korean soldier appeared to cross
the MDL for a few seconds, after which run again in the direction of the northern
aspect of the road. A multinational UNC fee reportedly
carried out a “thorough investigation,” by which it discovered North
Korea and breached the 1953 armistice settlement that ended the
Korean War battle.
“The [Korean People’s Army] violated the armistice settlement by
one, firing weapons throughout the MDL, and two, and by really
crossing the MDL,” a spokesman stated throughout a information convention
As US-South Korean forces are alerted of the incident, North
Korean troops may very well be seen mobilizing from Panmungak, one of many
primary North Korean buildings on the demilitarized zone.
The defector is discovered resting on a wall in a pile of leaves. It
was later decided that North Korean forces fired 40 rounds,
and medical doctors stated the defector was shot 5 to 6 instances.
Heat signature from cameras present two Joint Security Area safety
forces crawling in the direction of the defector to hold him out. The JSA
forces then drag him out and start evacuating procedures by which
US forces airlift him to Ajou University Medical Center.
No South Korean or US forces had been harmed through the
incident, in line with United States Forces Korea.
During a number of surgical procedures, medical doctors discovered dozens of
parasites in his digestive tract, shedding gentle on the
humanitarian disaster in North Korea, even for its troopers. He is
reportedly in steady situation.
Upon his restoration, the defector was reportedly not entirely
convinced he was in South Korea: “Is this South Korea,” the
defector requested, in line with sources from the South Korean
newspaper Dong-a Ilbo.
After he acquired affirmation that he was in truth in South
Korea, he reportedly stated he would “prefer to hearken to South
Korean songs,” the Ilbo reported.
Although the defector’s title and rank haven’t been disclosed, he
is believed to be in
his mid-20s and a workers sergeant within the KPA.