(Korea Herald) North Korea is believed to have replaced all border security guards following a North Korean soldier's recent defection to the South via a jointly controlled area at the tense border, an intelligence source said Thursday.
A North Korean soldier was shot and wounded by his fellows Nov. 13 when he sought to cross the heavily guarded inter-Korean border to defect. The replacement seems to be a response to their failure to deter his escape.
"Signs were detected that North Korea has replaced all border security officials following the defection," the source said. "Given this situation, commanders of the responsible military unit and senior officers might have undergone punishment."
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