A North Korean soldier defected Thursday after crossing the border and entering South Korea, according to a press release from the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The South Korean military says the soldier crossed the mid-eastern portion of the Military Demarcation Line — which is located inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two countries — at 10 a.m. local time.
It’s not clear how or why he defected, but the South Korean military said it will investigate.
The defection comes amid a particularly tense time in North-South relations.
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