Gun battle as South Korea hunts rogue soldier

South Korean troops are engaged in a shootout with a conscript soldier who shot and killed five comrades late on Saturday, media reports said.

The soldier exchanged gunfire with troops who were seeking to capture him near an elementary school in the Goseong region near the border with North Korea, Yonhap news agency and YTN television news said.

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South Korean soldier captured after shooting 5 colleagues dead

A South Korean soldier who shot and killed five of his colleagues in a grenade and gun attack has been captured. He suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound and has been transferred to a hospital, an official told Reuters.