Watch: North Korean soldier shot while running for freedom

A North Korean soldier's daring escape to the south was caught on camera and released by the UN on Wednesday. Border guards are seen shooting at him as he runs toward the border.

Watch: The soldier's daring escape from North Korea

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The UN on Wednesday released a video showing a North Korean soldier defecting to South Korea while border guards shoot at him and run after him.

The soldier is shown driving a military jeep toward the border, then exiting it and making a sprint for freedom. He was reportedly injured by the shooting and is currently hospitalized in stable condition in South Korea.

According to the UN command, the shooting was a violation of the 1953 armistice agreement.



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