Visitors walk past a military fence decorated with ribbons wishing for peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula at Imjingak peace park near the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas. Photo: AFP
Visitors walk past a military fence decorated with ribbons wishing for peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula at Imjingak peace park near the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas. Photo: AFP
South Korea

South Korean defects to North Korea in rare northward crossing of heavily armed border

  • South Korea’s military said it could not confirm whether the person was alive, but sent a notice to the North via a military hotline asking for protection
  • The rare defection was detected at about 10:40pm on Saturday and an unsuccessful search operation carried out, Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said

Topic |   South Korea
Visitors walk past a military fence decorated with ribbons wishing for peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula at Imjingak peace park near the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas. Photo: AFP
Visitors walk past a military fence decorated with ribbons wishing for peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula at Imjingak peace park near the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas. Photo: AFP
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