A doctor treating the soldier - who was airlifted to a hospital for emergency surgery - said he had been shot half-a-dozen times and sustained a serious stomach injury.
More than 30,000 North Koreans have defected to the South since the end of the 1950-53 war, but it's rare for soldiers to flee across the DMZ, much less the JSA. In addition, North Korean soldiers could have fired rifles and pistols when he was trying to cross the MDL. She believes they were ready after Trump's surprise election to discuss a new round of official talks with the U.S.to defuse the standoff over their nuclear weapons - but that Trump's escalating rhetoric and Twitter rants such as his weekend taunting of North Korea's "short and fat" Kim Jong Un may have foreclosed that option. American presidents often visit Panmunjom and other DMZ areas during their trips to South Korea to reaffirm their security commitment to the South. Trump planned to visit the DMZ to underscore his stance against North Korea's nuclear program when he came to South Korea last week as part of an Asian tour, but his plans were thwarted by heavy fog that prevented his helicopter from landing at the border area. The attack prompted Washington to fly nuclear-capable B-52 bombers toward the DMZ in an attempt to intimidate North Korea.
A North Korean soldier defected to the South by driving a vehicle to the line that divides the peninsula, then sprinting across it as his former comrades opened fire, the United Nations Command said Tuesday.
Rex Tillerson, the secretary of state, was photographed by North Korean soldiers while he stood inside one of the huts during a visit to the DMZ in March.
Blizzard announce World of Warcraft Classic at BlizzCon 2017
A version of the hit MMO that will aim to recapture the look and feel of the version we all played well over a decade ago. Moreover, the participants will get 10 new dungeons, a PvP system that was changed, and new ways of leveling characters.
Sixteen dead after boat overturns in Krishna river
As many as 20 passengers wearing life jackets were brought ashore with the help of trained swimmers and local fishermen. Survivors said they boarded the private boat as the boats of the Tourism Department were not available.
China to celebrate Singles' Day with whopping shopping spree
But environmentalists accuse Alibaba and other e-tailers of fuelling a culture of excessive consumption and mountains of waste. This year, the world awaits whether it will break records again and reverberate throughout the world's e-commerce landscape.
Apple Is Moving Forward on an Augmented Reality Headset
KitGuru Says: Given all of Tim Cook's gushing about Augmented Reality over the a year ago , this news isn't too surprising. We always thought that glasses were not a smart move, from a point of view that people would not really want to wear them.