North Korea Tightens Security, Replaces Border Soldiers After Escape

The Daily Caller | 11/24/2017 | Staff
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After a North Korean soldier dodged a hail of gunfire and lost around half of his blood in order to defect to South Korea last week, North Korea has stepped up its security measures at the DMZ.

On Friday, South Korean lawmaker Kim Young-woo, chairman of the National Assembly’s defense committee, claimed that North Korea has replaced nearly all of its soldiers along the border, according to CNN.

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However, neither South Korean nor U.S. forces were willing to confirm or deny the claim.

Marc Knapper, chargé d’affaires at the U.S. embassy in Seoul, tweeted a photo Thursday of North Korean troops working on a trench. In another tweet, he stated that North Koreans “have planted two trees and are digging a trench at the spot where their soldier crossed the [Military Demarcation Line].”

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On Wednesday, the United Nations accused North Korea of violating the terms of the...
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