Massive manhunt for South Korean soldier who killed five comrades
Published on Jun 22, 2014 11:16 AM
SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea's military on Sunday pursued a massive manhunt near the tense border with North Korea for a soldier who shot dead five comrades in a rare shooting incident.
The army sergeant, surnamed Lim, opened fire on other soldiers at a guard post on the eastern section of the heavily guarded inter-Korea border Saturday night.
The shooting spree left five dead and seven injured - all members of Lim's own unit at the 22nd infantry division in the western province of Gangwon.
He ran off with a K2 assault rifle and a stash of ammunition, a military spokesman said. Another official told AFP that Lim was due to be discharged in the next few months after completing his compulsory military service.
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