September 29, 2020

North Korean soldier defects to the South at Joint Security Area: JCS

KPA soldier reportedly shot by DPRK side, has been evacuated to hospital

A soldier from the Korean People's Army (KPA) has defected to the South at Panmunjom, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said on Monday.

The soldier crossed to South Korea from the North Korean side of the heavily guarded Joint Security Area (JSA) to Freedom House in the South, according to the JCS.