North Korean soldier defects to South across demilitarised zone | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

North Korean soldier defects to South across demilitarised zone

The South Korean military detained a North Korean soldier who crossed the heavily fortified demilitarised zone that separates the two countries, according to the South’s joint chiefs of staff (JSC).

The soldier expressed his intention to defect to South Korea, the JSC said on Thursday.

The unidentified active-duty soldier was first detected by thermal imaging equipment moving south near the Imjin river late on Wednesday and South Korean troops took him into custody just before midnight.

Also on Wednesday the South Korean military recovered a body near the DMZ suspected to be that of a North Korean civilian, a spokesman for South Korea’s defence ministry said.

Clad in military-type pants and a belt, the body was found in the Imjin river and appeared to have been dead for at least two weeks, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.

South Korea returned three North Koreans on Monday who had crossed the maritime border on a fishing vessel. Officials from the South said they thought the fishermen may have wanted to defect but the men chose to return to North Korea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The timing of this defection is more than interesting; one has to wonder about which side is this guy really on, and why the defection now, right after Kim Jung Un has already tested a couple of missiles?!?

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