S. Korean soldiers fatally shoot man at NK border
APSEOUL--South Korean soldiers on Monday shot and killed a man they believed was trying to cross into North Korea at the heavily armed border, officials said.
September 17, 2013, 12:08 am TWN
Some details were unclear, but officials at South Korea's Defense Ministry said a man dressed in civilian clothes ignored guards' warnings to return to the South and was shot after he jumped into the Imjin River, which runs through the border. The incident occurred near the western portion of the border in Paju, north of Seoul.
The man's South Korean passport identified him as Nam Young-ho, who was deported from Japan in June, according to Defense Ministry officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing office rules.