Soldier shot by North Korean guards as he defects to South

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Fleeing soldier is shot and injured by his own troops – but successfully escapes across the heavily armed border

A North Korean soldier has been shot and injured during a rare but successful attempt to defect to South Korea by escaping across the countries’ heavily armed border.

The unarmed soldier was shot by North Korean guards on Monday afternoon as he made a bid for the South via the joint security area, a section of the demilitarised zone (DMZ) where guards from either side stand just metres away from each other.

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