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South Korean runaway soldier captured

South Korean soldiers head to search for sergeant Yim who is on the run after a shooting incident in Goseong. File photo  



The Defence Ministry said that a South Korean soldier, who had ran away after allegedly killing five colleagues has been captured following an unsuccessful suicide attempt.

A Defence Ministry official said sergeant Yim shot himself on the side of his abdomen but failed to kill himself. The official said Yim was been taken to a nearby hospital.

There has been massive manhunt for Yim since authorities said he killed five and wounded seven on Saturday night before fleeing his frontline army unit with his standard issue K2 assault rifle.


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