N. Korea violated armistice deal when soldier was shot and wounded – Seoul

Pyongyang violated an armistice agreement with South Korea this month when North Korean soldiers shot and wounded a soldier as he defected across the border, South Korea’s military said Monday. The defector, a North Korean soldier identified by his surname, Oh, was critically wounded but has been recovering in a hospital in South Korea. South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo said Pyongyang must not repeat this again, while speaking during a visit to the border where he commended South Korean soldiers at a Joint Security Area, in the Truce Village of Panmunjom, in the demilitarized zone, for rescuing the defector. A North Korean border guard briefly crossed the border with the South in the chase for the defector on November 13, according to a video released by the UN Command in Seoul, Reuters reports.