DPRK soldier, who escaped to South Korea, during the escape received five gunshot wounds. On Tuesday, November 14, reported the South Korean army, reports Deutsche Welle. The day before he was shot by colleagues and released in the fugitive about 40 bullets.
During the escape a North Korean soldier sent to a military vehicle in the joint security area between the two Koreas. However, the wheel of the car fell into the pit, because of which she stopped, and a soldier who was persecuted out of the car and the bullets ran towards the border of South Korea. Subsequently, the South Korean soldiers found him under a pile of leaves, and a deserter helicopter command of the UN brought to the medical center of Ajou University near Seoul.
The deserter was operated on, he is now under control, reports AP. As stated by the Ministry of defense of South Korea, his life now threatens nothing, but the representative of the medical center of Ajou University on the condition of anonymity told the Agency that after the operation the soldier is connected to a breathing apparatus. According to a source, the victim plan to hold a new operation, and it is too early to say whether there is a threat to his life.
Shooting on the border between North and South Korea was the first time since 1984.
After the Korean war of 1950-1953 about 30 thousand North Koreans have escaped to South Korea, most of them through the territory of China.
Earlier, on 11 April 2016 Seoul said that last year from North Korea to South fled a high-ranking soldier of the DPRK, previously carried out espionage against its southern neighbors on the Korean Peninsula.