North Korea loses two defectors in one week as Kim Jong-un’s soldiers flee amid war threat

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NORTH Korea has been dealt a double blow as two members of its military fled Kim Jong-un’s ruthless regime.



NORTH KOREA: Kim Jong-un’s kingdom appears to be collapsing as two soldiers fled in one week

South Korea has confirmed two soldiers have defected in just one week from the beggar kingdom.

Defence bosses revealed one of Kim’s men saw across the raging Han River to flee North Korea.

When a South Korean marine spotted him, he screamed “Don’t kill me. I am here to defect”.

Days earlier a solider walked straight across the heavily-armed border which separates the two nations.


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South Korea’s military said the most recent defector, a man in his 20s, was discovered at the mouth of the river just west of capital Seoul.

He has now been taken in for questioning to find out what made him flee the North.

The man had strapped two pieces of foam to his soldiers to stay afloat in the fast-moving river.


North Korean soldiers


DEFECTION: North Korea’s soldiers always keep a close eye on the border with South Korea


North Korean border


BORDER: North Korea’s frontier is covered in barbed wire fences to keep out the US and South

Soldiers had previously been defecting at the rate of just one a year from North Korea.

The latest double-defection raises questions over Kim Jong-un’s regime which has failed to make good on threats to the South and the US.

North Korea had been talking tough in the face of a new hardline by Donald Trump as he sent warships to the Pacific.

North and South Korea remain technically still at war – as no peace treaty was signed at the end of the Korean War in 1953.

Kim Jong-un has threatened to nuke the US as he continues his ambition for nuclear ICBMs.

Relations plunged last week as US detainee Otto Warmer was returned by North Korea in a coma – with claims he had been “beaten”.






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