Tuesday, November 14, 2017

North Korean Soldier Who Defected To South Korea At The DMZ Was Shot 5 Times (Update)

FOX News: North Korean soldier who defected to South Korea at DMZ was shot 5 times, military says

A North Korean soldier was shot at least five times as his comrades unleashed dozens of rounds at him during the man's desperate dash to defect at the Demilitarized Zone on Monday, the new details painting the escape as a more harrowing effort than what was initially reported.

The unidentified North Korean soldier-turned-defector remained at Ajou University Medical Center near Seoul on Tuesday, recovering from gunshot wounds that left him in “very dangerous” condition, said Lee Guk-jong, a doctor leading the medical team for the soldier. South Korea’s military said he suffered injuries to his internal organs but wasn’t in a life-threatening condition -- however, the medical center said the soldier was relying on a breathing machine after his surgery.

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WNU Editor: They removed 5 bullets from him, and the doctor's believe that he has two more in his body. He is expected to live. Wow .... aside from the fact that this is one tough guy, but he really wanted to defect knowing the danger that he was putting himself through.

More News On The North Korean Soldier Who Defected To South Korea At The DMZ Yesterday

Escaped North Korean soldier fights for life after being shot crossing DMZ -- Washington Post
Defecting North Korean soldier critical after escape in hail of bullets -- Reuters
Seoul: N. Koreans fired 40 shots at defector, hit him with 5 -- AP
North Korean Defector Evaded Hail of Bullets to Reach Safety in 'Movie-Like' Escape -- Newsweek
North Korean troops shot 40 times at defector in border dash -- CBS News
N. Korean soldier drove car before defecting to S. Korea: UNC -- Yonhap News Agency
North Korean Defector Had to Run After Issue With Jeep's Wheel -- Newser


Anonymous said...

Fine example of the Gates Test. "William Bennett, secretary of education under President Reagan, once referred to the 'Gates Test':If you open a nation's borders, which directions do people flow? Are a nation's gates, walls and fences keeping people out or in?"

Turfy77 said...

Why didn't he shoot the other guards first?