seoul - North Korea seems to have replaced guards at the border with South Korea. That says a source within the intelligence services against the South Korean news agency Yonhap. The reason is probably the spectacular escape of a North Korean soldier.
'We have received signals that North Korea has replaced all officers in border control after overflowing,' said the source. 'In such a situation, the commanders of the responsible army unit and senior officers may be punished. '
The defector drove in a jeep earlier this month to the heavily guarded border between the countries. Eventually the jeep stranded and the man ran towards South Korea. The defector was seriously injured, because other North Korean soldiers took him under fire.