South Korean troops surround soldier who killed five comrades

June 22, 2014 8:22 PM

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SEOUL — The parents of a South Korean conscript soldier who killed five comrades in a grenade-and-gun attack pleaded with him to surrender yesterday, after he exchanged fire with troops who had tracked him down near a school close to the North Korean border.

Late on Saturday night, the soldier threw a grenade and opened fire with his standard issue K2 assault rifle, killing five members of his unit and wounding seven others at an outpost in the base in Goseong county, a mountainous region that borders the North on the eastern coast of the peninsula. The...

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