السبت , يونيو 6 2020

S Korean soldiers hurt in DMZ blast

South Korean soldiers patrol the demilitarized zone (June 2016)

The demilitarized zone is one of the most heavily fortified borders in the world

Two South Korean soldiers have been seriously injured in a suspected mine blast at the border with North Korea, state media report.

The Yonhap news agency said the explosion happened as the soldiers were on a search mission in the heavily fortified demilitarised zone (DMZ).

The soldiers sustained serious leg wounds but were not in a critical condition, it said.

An army official ruled out North Korean involvement.

The 4km (2.5 mile)-wide DMZ is one of the world’s most protected borders, separating the two Koreas which remain technically at war.

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