North Korean soldier shot while trying to defect, says South Korea

Seoul, Nov 13: A North Korean soldier was shot and injured by his own side on Monday while defecting to South Korea at the border truce village of Panmunjom, the South’s military said. The soldier was shot in the shoulder and elbow and was picked up bleeding on the South side of a portion of the border known as the Joint Security Area. It is rare for the North’s troops to defect at the truce village, a major tourist attraction and the only part of the frontier where forces from the two sides come face-to-face.