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입력 2017.11.15 (14:58) 수정 2017.11.15 (16:45) News Today
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[Anchor Lead]

It's been reported that the North Korean military sent four soldiers in pursuit of a fellow soldier to prevent him from defecting to the South. Some 40 shots were fired at the defector. South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo confirmed that amidst the gunfire some of the bullets fired by North Korean soldiers flew into the South Korean side of the Joint Security Area.

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Three North Korean soldiers are seen running toward something at the south side of Panmugak at 3:14 PM on Monday, November 13th. One minute later, a jeep charged toward the south but stopped after its wheel fell into a drain. The soldier who was trying to defect on the jeep got off the vehicle to flee toward South Korea. Then, three North Korean soldiers in pursuit and one at the guard post started firing randomly at him.

[Soundbite] Lt. Gen. Suh Wook(Joint Chiefs of Staff) : "Four N. Korean soldiers were in pursuit and fired shots. We estimate that about 40 shots were fired."

The Joint Chiefs of Staff reported that the North Korean pursuit team fired not only handguns, but also AK rifles, which are banned in the Joint Security Area. At the parliamentary questioning, South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo answered "yes" to the question whether North Korean bullets had flown to the South Korean side. The minister said that he would demand through the Military Armistice Commission that the North take appropriate measures. But the Joint Chiefs of Staff explained that bullet marks have not been found yet in the south side of the Military Demarcation Line and that they will look into the situation further. When lawmakers debated about whether the South Korean military had responded appropriately, Minister Song stated that South Korean soldiers' reactions were very fitting.

[Soundbite] Song Young-moo(S. Korean Defense Minister) : "The situation would have escalated if we fired back. I think the S. Korean guard made the right decision to prevent that."

During the shooting, the North Korean military showed signs of sending armed troops support. In preparation for a possible confrontation, the South Korean Army is bracing for engagement and upped its readiness.
  • Cross-Border Fire
    • 입력 2017.11.15 (14:58)
    • 수정 2017.11.15 (16:45)
    News Today
Cross-Border Fire
[Anchor Lead]

It's been reported that the North Korean military sent four soldiers in pursuit of a fellow soldier to prevent him from defecting to the South. Some 40 shots were fired at the defector. South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo confirmed that amidst the gunfire some of the bullets fired by North Korean soldiers flew into the South Korean side of the Joint Security Area.

[Pkg]

Three North Korean soldiers are seen running toward something at the south side of Panmugak at 3:14 PM on Monday, November 13th. One minute later, a jeep charged toward the south but stopped after its wheel fell into a drain. The soldier who was trying to defect on the jeep got off the vehicle to flee toward South Korea. Then, three North Korean soldiers in pursuit and one at the guard post started firing randomly at him.

[Soundbite] Lt. Gen. Suh Wook(Joint Chiefs of Staff) : "Four N. Korean soldiers were in pursuit and fired shots. We estimate that about 40 shots were fired."

The Joint Chiefs of Staff reported that the North Korean pursuit team fired not only handguns, but also AK rifles, which are banned in the Joint Security Area. At the parliamentary questioning, South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo answered "yes" to the question whether North Korean bullets had flown to the South Korean side. The minister said that he would demand through the Military Armistice Commission that the North take appropriate measures. But the Joint Chiefs of Staff explained that bullet marks have not been found yet in the south side of the Military Demarcation Line and that they will look into the situation further. When lawmakers debated about whether the South Korean military had responded appropriately, Minister Song stated that South Korean soldiers' reactions were very fitting.

[Soundbite] Song Young-moo(S. Korean Defense Minister) : "The situation would have escalated if we fired back. I think the S. Korean guard made the right decision to prevent that."

During the shooting, the North Korean military showed signs of sending armed troops support. In preparation for a possible confrontation, the South Korean Army is bracing for engagement and upped its readiness.
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