North Korean soldier shot as he makes rare defection across one of world’s most heavily guarded borders

A soldier from North Korea managed to make a rare successful escape across the heavily fortified border with South Korea, on the same day a US national was detained as he attempted to enter the North.

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  • HalcyonDaze

    Well…………., there goes the Nork’s chances at 100 meter gold in the Olympics.

    • Watchman

      Well, their chosen runner is not just the chosen athlete, but a survivor of the rigorous selection process of ‘Outrun the bullet and your competition’.

  • This isn’t the first time a North Korean soldier defected.

    It is indicative of some serious trouble brewing.

  • Watchman

    Fake News: “North Korean officials describe the soldier as a nothing more than a wanted murderer after the soldier’s extended family found murdered all around North Korea after the soldier’s defection. North Korean forensic specialists say that due to the simultaneous murders of this soldiers family, all of the soldier’s friends, colleagues and associates and their families have been taken into custody for extended interrogation into their involvement with the murders. If returned to North Korea, the soldier faces additional charges for divulging state secrets as he is reported to have told South Korean interviewers that North Korea is a fascist hellhole.”