North Korean soldier defects to South - South's military
The North Korean soldier was spotted moving towards South Korea, and then crossed over a military demarcation line separating the two sides, the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement.
Such defections are rare but there have been several over recent years, sometimes raising tension on the heavily fortified border. North Korean soldiers have even shot at defecting colleagues, raising fears of a clash.
The JCS said the soldier would be investigated and there were no unusual movements on the border. (Reporting by Hayoung Choi Editing by Robert Birsel)
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